Comfort Care Hospice provides ‘pet therapy’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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The residents of Westgate Nursing Facility received special visitors last week from a distance. As part of a “pet therapy” session for residents, Comfort Care Hospice along with other volunteers provided a time for residents to spend with different animals. “I loved doing the pet therapy and the patients absolutely loved it,” said Comfort Care Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Susan Rhodes shared.
Providing a time for residents to visit with goats and dogs. “We were not near the patients. We had those retractable leashes.
Because the leashes were so long, the dogs were disciplined enough and Piper (visiting Labra-doodle) would just sit there and they pet them,” explained Rhodes.
All in all, it was an enjoyable experience for all. Rhodes hopes to plan similar events in the future for Brewton and the surrounding areas.

Above, residents and volunteers enjoyed the time together, along with the animals.
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