The two Netherland Dwarf rabbits have already brought smiles to the faces of residents, staff and visitors at the home in Bampton.
At the request of residents who wanted a pet to look after, it was decided that rabbits would make the perfect companions. The residents were fully involved in preparing for the move in date, enjoying trips to the pet shop to choose their fluffy friends new accommodation.
The names Harry and Wills were chosen as favourites following a request for suggestions on Facebook.
Mandie Acock and Gemma Foster, lifestyle support co-ordinators at Rosebank, commented: “This is the home of our residents, and we love nothing more than being able to make their wishes come true. When they mentioned they would like pets to look after, it wasn’t long before our plans for the Rosebank rabbits were put into action.
“Harry and Wills will bring so much joy to all of our residents and their family and friends that visit. We are looking forward to introducing them to the children at Bampton Primary School, who visit us regularly.”
Animals are very therapeutic and many studies have shown that interaction with our furry friends improves social interaction and communication and has many benefits for health.
For more information on Rosebank Care Home, or if you would like to meet Harry and Wills and take a look around the home, please call 01993 850308 or visit www.rosebankcarehome.co.uk.