Priory Court Care Home, in Ewell village have two new “pets”. These interactive Pet cats were given a very warm welcome from the residents, especially in this unprecedented time when due to the corona virus, visits are not permitted and cuddles from loved ones are greatly missed.
The Tabby cats yet to be named, were the prize in a competition held by The Future Care Group, who own Priory Court. The competition was for the home who held the best event that demonstrated a person-centred approach to care. Priory Court Chef Ronnie created a pancake pop up restaurant, where residents, their families and friends could enjoy a Shrove Tuesday pancake treat together, along with a choice from the many delicious toppings on offer.
The Prize of the two tabby cats which have realistic fur and make pet-like sounds really have bought moments of joy to the residents. Home Manager Rommel Villanueva said “We had no idea when we entered the competition that we would receive such an amazing addition to the home! the residents love the way the cats respond to hugs and petting and the sounds the cats make it really is like we have two new pets in the home. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer prize, they have inspired smiles, laughter and fond memories and the fact that they are so low maintenance, is just a bonus.”