Dash pictured with Jean Ward providing friendship and comfort the only way a dog knows how.

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Prospect House Have New Therapy Pal

Pets As Therapy (PAT) dog Dash becomes the latest visitor to Prospect House Care Home using her ability to make friends in her role as a registered therapy dog.

The Black Labrador and owner Zoe are from the national charity Pets As Therapy (PAT). They visited the care home to provide comfort, companionship and laughs for those who wanted to benefit from interacting with the friendly canine.

Joe Ward, Activities Manager at Prospect House Care Home says: “When Dash walks into the home everyone becomes a lot happier. She brings so much joy and love to our residents, it makes her a talking point allowing residents and staff to reminisce about their dogs or other pets they had or have.

“Especially beneficial is the positive impact she can have on those in the home who are living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society refers to animal-assisted interventions having the ability to life improve self-esteem and confidence in people with dementia. It can also promote quality of life and encourage independence. It is lovely to see our residents smile and interact with her whilst she happily accepts a cuddle and a pat.”

Pets As Therapy (PAT) is a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Prospect House Care Home .

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