Therapy from Donkey visits
There are many applications in the field of Therapy that visits by our Donkey’s have produced some very worthwhile results. We have been to many locations including, schools, private homes, churches along with many residential homes.
The benefits to residents are many along with some unexpected results: Some Smile: Some come out of their room where they don’t usually: Some speak to Melanie when they don’t usually speak to strangers, so you will see how working with us and our donkeys can benefit your residents – usually the staff enjoy it too!
Some examples are shown below of our Donkeys in homes.
Here Anne, a life long animal lover who is suffering late stage Dementia responds when Jasmine the donkey arrives.
Former beach donkey wins hearts at Dorset care home
Jasmine is one of our retired beach donkey’s, she is most senior donkey and something of a grand old lady reaching the age of 38 in 2017. Jasmine was a firm favourite on Weymouth beach for many years and even met The Queen when the monarch visited the resort in 2009.
She meets residents in the home’s main lounge and also visits individual rooms.
Imogen Deacon, Activities Organiser, said: “This was Jasmine’s second visit to Newstone House. It’s one of our most popular activities.“Her background as a beach donkey means she loves people and is very sociable. The residents love meeting her.”
“Jasmine is used to being at the centre of attention and enjoys company so is perfect for visiting care homes. It’s lovely to see the pleasure she brings, particularly if the residents used to own animals.”
Jasmine enjoys the visits as much as the residents.
Visits are tailored to the clients needs and can last up to 2 hours, please call or email for costs involved in visiting your premises.
Rosemary Wray, a resident at ColtenCare’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton, welcomes former beach donkey Jasmine to her room.
Geoffrey Anderson,also resident at Colten Care’s Newstone House meets Jasmine, a former beach donkey.
Rita Woodhouse, another resident at Colten who used to own a donkey meets Jasmine. Here our Jasmine is at an occupational therapy clinic and enjoying meeting residents – looks like the residents are enjoying it as well.