Shadow visits Marchglen

The residents at Marchglen in Fishcross enjoy regular visits from a special friend.

Shadow is a PAT dog who visits the residents every week at Marchglen. Laura in particular loves his visits, he always brings a massive smile to her face as she sits blowing him kisses.

Animal assisted therapy draws on the bond between animals and humans in order to help improve and maintain functions and can be used to help enhance quality of life. At Marchglen residents are encouraged to continue with simple everyday tasks that they may have previously enjoyed.

Most people have had their own pet in the past, whether it was a dog, cat or fish. Dogs like Freddie are not only cuddly and cute but they also provide residents with with opportunities to have close physical contact with the animals, feeling heartbeats, soft skins and coats, notice their breathing, and giving hugs. The residents also get physical activity just from petting and grooming Freddie, and if they fancy a little walk if it is just around their home.

These interactions with Freddie are imperative as it provides residents with a sense of meaning and belonging and it offers them something to look forward to. It also helps them build relationships with each other and Freddie.

Marchglen provides nursing care in a purpose built environment for up to 36 people in four small homes within the grounds. Each home provides different types of care and support including physical disabilities, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours in both young adults and elderly.

If you would like to find out more about life at Marchglen and the care we offer, or to request a meeting with our Home Manager, please contact us on 0808 223 5522 or marchglen@CaringHomes.org.

Marchglen

Home Manager

Marek Tarnawski

Address

2 Gannel Hill View,
Fishcross,
Alloa,
Clackmannanshire,
FK10 3GN

Contact
0808 223 5522
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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