Catherine House Care Home and Frome Nursing Homes, part of the Evolve Care Group, recently welcomed some special guests. Bubble and Squeak, two southern white-faced owls raised by Michelle from Owl Enlightenment in Glastonbury, visited the homes. These owls, native to Africa, have been with Michelle since they were two weeks old.

For those on a Dementia journey, connecting with animals can provide a sense of calm, encourage communication, reduce feelings of loneliness, and promote well-being. Furthermore, Owl Enlightenment’s ethos reflects this: “Interactions are motivational, educational, and therapeutic to enhance quality of life. External factors can disturb the balance of the mind. This can be helped with positive influences such as animal-assisted therapy, especially in the early stages of mental health, which can greatly improve symptoms.”

Moreover, Catherine House and Frome Nursing Homes understand the importance of holistic care for their residents, whom they affectionately refer to as family members. Consequently, events like these highlight the strong sense of community and the value of simple interactions.

At the heart of Catherine House’s philosophy is a commitment to nurturing independence and embracing life’s spontaneous moments. By organizing activities like this, the care home aims to create an environment where residents feel empowered to explore new experiences and forge meaningful connections beyond their immediate community. Catherine House and Frome Nursing Homes remain committed to exploring innovative ways to bring joy and therapeutic benefits to their residents. Future plans include more visits from animal therapy groups, interactive workshops, and community engagement activities that align with their holistic care philosophy. By continuously seeking out new and meaningful experiences, these homes ensure that their residents live vibrant and contented lives, surrounded by care, compassion, and community.

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