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A Creative Way to Bring Love to Nursing Home Residents

It’s not just two-legged animals that can bring joy to residents in nursing care! Many residents had to leave cherished pets behind when entering skilled care, pets with whom they had a lifelong bond. As evidenced by the photograph linked below, two nursing home residents found a loving moment with – of all things – a Rex rabbit! As part of National Nursing Home Week, rescue and shelter organizations throughout the world brought small reptiles and animals to nursing homes. “This makes them feel less like they are in an institution,” said Life Care of Nashoba’s Director of Activities Deborah Thrush. Indeed, the Rex rabbit was a big hit. Although National Nursing Home Week has ended, we encourage you to ask if “pet visitors” are allowed at your care facility.

Click to read the entire story from The Littleton News of Concord, Massachusetts.

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