Residents in care homes may suffer from ill health and can sometimes experience loneliness, depression and anxiety-related conditions. Feeling isolated from family members and having a lack of motivation or sense of purpose, a friendly PAT visit is a chance for residents to chat and reminisce about past experiences or much-loved pets.
Studies have shown that interacting with a PAT Pet can improve a person’s mental health and overall wellbeing. There's often an increased connection with carers and family too, and those living with dementia can feel energised and elated. It comes down to a very simple truth: pets just make us feel happier.
If you would like a special visitor to visit your care home, please complete our online registration form.