New friends at Albury & District

Residents at our Albury & District home have made some new friends recently, with Companion Pets being welcomed into the community.

The cats and dogs feature state-of-the-art technology which makes them appear lifelike, and their inbuilt sensors enable our residents to interact with them by touch and sound.

The residents have even taken to naming the pets, and we have had collars made up to personalise them.

103-year-old Phyllis has grown extremely fond of “Fluffy”, a ginger cat that she will not let out of her sight! Fluffy sits with Phyllis all day, and our staff help Phyllis feed her, empty her litter tray, cover her with blankets and get her milk.

Companion Pets have been a great asset so far – we can tell that they are helping our residents recall fond memories that they previously experienced with their own pets.

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