Nelson, our resident canine is a valued member of our team at Chelsea Court Place, his key duty is to bring happiness to our members and residents, one that he certainly excels in. Nelson’s regular visits are celebrated by all and his popularity is unsurpassed (although there is tough competition with the chefs!)
There are immense benefits of pet therapy which can deliver positive effects on the health and wellbeing of an individual.
Animals can help reduce stress; the act of stroking an animal increases the stress-reducing hormone oxytocin in the body whilst decreasing the production of cortisol, the stress hormone. They can also help lowers blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack
Moods are also improved with animals; they can induce a calming effect on the individual and also stimulate conversation and socialisation.
We regularly observe the joy that Nelson brings to our home, but the additional health benefits are definitely a big bonus!