Animal Encounters at Whittington House

Residents from Whittington House in Cheltenham gathered in the lounge on Thursday 9th November 2017, when we were treated to a visit by Lauren from Wild Science with a variety of fluffy animals and reptiles.

After an introduction from Lauren, our resident’s first encounter was with a small African snake ‘Cecil’.

We were very impressed with all the residents and team members who were very brave and either held or touched the snake. They admired its golden colour and were shocked that he felt smooth.

We were then introduced to ‘Larry’ the Leopard Gecko, who originates from Pakistan and Asia.

The first mammal we saw was a small African Hedgehog called ‘Sonic’, who was passed round for stroking on laps in a towel to keep warm. Everyone commented on how his prickles were softer than they imagined.

The mammal that won the vote as the favourite of the day was a large garden rabbit named ‘Thor’, who got lots of cuddles from everyone.

To finish the visit Lauren went room to room so that our less mobile residents didn’t miss out with cuddles from Thor too.

Do come back and check our news stories for further updates on other events and activities we hold here at our home.

Whittington House Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is a modern, purpose-built home and provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 66 people.

If you would like to find out more about life at Whittington House, or would like to speak to a member of our team, please contact us on 0808 223 5396 or whittington@caringhomes.org.

Whittington House Nursing Home

Home Manager

Lyndsey Dixon

Address

58 Whittington Road,
Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire,
GL51 6BL

Contact
0808 223 5396
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To Whom it may concern,

RE: A message from the CEO and Clinical Director

At Caring Homes we are following the latest Government advice and stopping visitors to all our homes, except for essential visits by healthcare professionals who will be required to adhere to strict protocols.

We understand that this may be very difficult for families but we are clear in our duty to ensure we protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our Residents and Colleagues as our top priority.

We want you to know that you can contact your loved ones through calls, emails, video and social media and we will support our Residents to view any messages you send over. We are confident that the teams in our homes are doing all they can to ensure that life remains as comfortable and sociable as possible. There will be a full programme of activities delivered by our in-house health and wellbeing teams.

We hope you will understand and support these actions and any further subsequent measures we might need to put in place.

Yours sincerely