Puppy love at Romford Grange care home

They called it puppy love at Romford Grange when a litter of tiny Pomeranians and wrinkled Bulldogs visited for cuddles with residents and staff recently.

Home Manager Rebecca Watkins said; “Many of our residents had pets in the past and so animals are part of their life, it was amazing to see them pet and cuddle the puppies, reminiscing as they did – it certainly put a smile on my face.”

Rebecca, the owner of three Huskies herself, said that research shows pet therapy can help people overcome depression, anxiety and loneliness.

“The interaction was amazing and the staff enjoyed it as much as the residents – we are really grateful to The Bully Ranch for coming to visit us and hope they will be back really soon,” added Rebecca.

You can share in the experience with this video which was filmed by The Bully Ranch

(25) Pomeranian and English Bulldog Puppies Visit Care Home For The Elderly - YouTube

Romford Grange is part of the Healthcare Homes family of 48 homes and 11 homecare branches in the east and south of England. The home is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and has a 9.7 out of 10 rating on independent review site

The home is situated in a quiet residential area close to Romford town centre and with excellent public transport links. The team are passionate about providing truly person-centred care and this is evident in the day-to-day running of the home – staff cannot do enough for the residents. There are always lots of conversations going on and socialising aplenty. The home offers a wide range of entertainment for residents and it is a fun home to live in – there is never a dull moment.

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