We have fallen in love with this paricularly wonderful care home – BAKEWELL’S CARE HOME which is located in Bolton.
We love that dogs are a big part of the resident’s lives here.
The residents have told us that they love our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/alisonandjet During the very difficult covid lockdown it has made residents days a little bit more special to see all the doggy photos we posted – the photos we post are sent to us from followers all around the World!
After chatting with Julie, activities coordinator of BAKEWELL’S, HAPPY DOGGY NEWS realised that this was a very special care home, one which understands the value of introducing dogs into the lives of their residents, creating both a more stimulating and loving day. The dogs have wonderful days themselves and receive in return so much love and attention!
Most of the residents have had a doggy or two in their lives and Bakewell’s Care Home want to keep the interactions between residents and doggy’s a lifelong continued experience. Dogs calm us as well as stimulate us and so their visits are incredibly rewarding for all.
We introduce to you the very wonderful POPPY and the very gorgeous ROSIE and WALTER. These are the lucky doggy’s who receive exceptional love and attention at the home. Even after the dogs leave to go home, the residents continue to chat to each other about the visits. This is especially important for residents with dementia as it keeps momentum of thought process. Julie says ‘they really help with communication, stress relief, diversion and even exercise!
We have the absolute pleasure of sharing some of the videos we have been sent – they are wonderfully uplifting. We have also been sent some very delightful photos of some of the truly lovely interactions. We know that you will totally love them!
Poppy also loves having her photo taken. Tickles behind the ear!
This is Poppy’s special basket where she has her well deserved relaxation time!
Tummy tickling position !
ROSIE and WALTER are used to visiting residents in their own rooms!
Such a lovely garden to share! Having the outdoor space makes the world of difference to residents!
Staff as well as residents just love the visits from cutie pies ROSIE and WALTER !
ROSIE and WALTER know when they are on to a good thing! – Treat time!
Encouraging conversation and talking about their own dogs, residents truly benefit from POPPY’S visits.
We very much wanted to write about BAKEWELL’S CARE HOME because of it’s love for their residents and their understanding of how important it is to bring dogs into their home to help create wonderful friendships and health benefits.
To visit the homes own Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bakewellscarehome/
Their website is MORGANCARE.CO.UK
NOTE: Poppy has breaks often, she sits in the staffroom with water and food and has frequent visits to the large garden!
She doesn’t wear a lead so that if she wants to move she isn’t restricted, but she is accompanied the whole time for her safety as well as the residents x
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LOVE AND WOOFS – Alison and JET the admin Chihuahua x