AgeingAnimalsCareCare HomesCare ResidentsNews

Stan The Bunny Wows Residents At Andover Care Home

Residents at Millway House could hardly believe their eyes when they welcomed Stan, a Red-Eyed White rabbit who weighs in at a whopping 12kg, into the Andover care home.

One-year-old Stan was brought into Millway by Rachel Cavill from Show Tell and Talk Animals, and everyone at the nurse-led care home was won over by the bunny’s huge frame. Joined by a Black Rex rabbit called Onyx, and a Dwarf Lop named Twiggy, Stan made the ‘biggest’ impression by far.

Residents at the care home were unable to comprehend how big the mammoth bunny was and couldn’t wait to lavish him with attention. His bunny companions, Onyx and Twiggy were also given plenty of strokes and cuddles.

Millway House often welcomes in animal guests to interact with its residents, and Claire Lousteau, Home Manager, said Stan and his rabbit friends were the perfect guests.

She said: “Interacting with different animals has a hugely positive impact on our residents’ wellbeing, and having our rabbit guests in today has been fantastic. We were all in awe of Stan – he is bigger than any rabbits we’ve seen before but is also so calm – he will be talked about here for many weeks and months to come, I’m sure.”

Show Tell and Talk Animals, based just outside Andover, looks after a variety of animals. Owner, Rachel, said: “It’s always a pleasure visiting Millway House with my animals and today has been no exception. Stan, Onyx, and Twiggy were all loving the attention and it’s heart-warming to see how much joy they brought to residents.”

Millway House is part of AgeCare and Head of Nursing, Sara Gallagher, is delighted that residents had the chance to benefit from such a special visit.

She said: “At Millway House, we are a nurse-led care home, so our approach focuses on providing a home from home for our residents while we meet their healthcare needs. Interaction with different animals helps stimulate our residents’ brains and helps to keep them mentally active and engaged, and I’m delighted to hear how much they enjoyed meeting their recent rabbit guests.”

 

Nestle

 

 

 
carebeans

 

 

CareShowLondon
 

 

 

 
AccessGroup
 

 

 

 
COTS 2024