Residents at Meadowbeck Care Home Enjoy Visit from Baby Lambs

in York

The residents of Meadowbeck Care Home in Osbaldwick, York were in for a delightful surprise when two baby lambs visited their home during the spring fair event.

The lambs, named Velma and Daphne, were brought to the fair by Rydale Animal Group and brought joy and excitement to the residents.

resident enjoying the lambs

An Afternoon of Fun and Entertainment

The arrival of the lambs set a lively tone for the afternoon. Alongside the animal visitors, the residents enjoyed live music from Nikki Humberstone and indulged in a delicious afternoon tea while browsing homemade craft stalls.

Annaliza Kemp, General Manager of Meadowbeck Care Home, expressed her delight at the event:

“Our residents have really enjoyed their unusual visitors today. We knew that having the farm here would be a bit of fun for all our residents, especially as some find it difficult to go on many outings in our minibus.”

Therapeutic Benefits of Animal Companionship

Residents found joy in the therapeutic influence that the lambs brought. Marian, a resident who previously lived and worked on a farm, shared her excitement: “Having lived and worked on a farm, I used to love all the animals on the farm, especially the lambs. Today was very enjoyable, and it was wonderful that the animals were free to roam amongst us.”

About Meadowbeck Care Home

Meadowbeck Care Home is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers. The facility provides residential, nursing, and dementia care for up to 60 residents. The services offered range from short-term respite care to long-term stays.

About Barchester Healthcare

Barchester Healthcare has been providing a wide range of services tailored to individual needs for over 25 years. Their team of qualified and attentive staff is committed to providing personalized care, which includes creating bespoke care plans for each resident.

Barchester’s services include residential, nursing, and dementia care. They have Memory Lane Community, which focuses on supporting residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The organization also operates specialist hospitals offering services such as neuro-rehabilitation and specialized care for conditions like Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.

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