All Creatures Great and Small
A group of residents from one of our East Sussex care homes made the short journey to Knockhatch Adventure Park in Hailsham recently to meet some of the farm animals and more exotic creatures from around the world. Everyone at Heffle Court enjoys the company of animals, with the home having its own smallholding and tearoom, Willow Farm.
The residents had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals, from the domestic to the unusual, from chickens to chinchillas. They were able to touch and feed many animals that they had never come across before, such as wallabies and emus.
The visit evoked many fond memories for the residents of visiting farmyards as children. The benefits of animal therapy are widely recognised for those who suffer from Dementia and the day certainly did not disappoint.
Located in the East Sussex market town of Heathfield, Heffle Court is a purpose-built care home providing specialist care for 32 elderly residents living with a form of dementia. The home offers a range of care provision from residential to nursing care depending upon the needs of the individual.
Heffle Court retirement home has a truly excellent reputation amongst residents, families and care professionals for the quality of care provided.