Category : Aged Care

Pets As Therapy In 2022

Challenging times for all Pets As Therapy services. When will all these lock downs end? Here in New South Wales Australia, we are back in nursing home lock down again. After only 12 weeks open receiving their lovable furry friends. Take a look at this great video filmed in a special school and at one of our nursing homes.  Just seeing the smiles on the faces is clear how much joy the four-legged friends pr

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Merry Christmas To All Our Pets As Therapy Volunteers and Supporters

Wishing each and everyone of you, and your 2 and 4 legged loved ones, a fabulous Christmas day for those of you who are celebrating. Taking this opportunity to say how deeply I appreciate your support and / or volunteering with our charity and hopefully, it won't be too long, before we are clear of COVID and we can once again be able to offer our valuable and amazing community service to all health care facilities

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Merlin the cat brings joy and hope to a palliative care patient

English language teacher Deise Palmieri concedes that before a visit from a fluffy ragdoll cat, her life seemed to be heading downhill rapidly. An accomplished woman fluent in multiple languages, Deise, 66, is undergoing palliative care at Greenwich Hospital. Deise was diagnosed with an aggressive neck and facial cancer in February 2019. Deise’s journey with squamous cell cancer has changed her life, taking away

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AWL lobbies for Residential Pets

Animal Welfare League are encour aging Residential Aged Care Facilities to Allow Residents to Keep Their Pets: I supported the AWL to help encourage and support the managers and board members of residential care facilities to keep their pet when entering their care. We at Velma’s Pets have been aware of the multiple benefits pets are especially to aged, frail and vulnerable people. Twenty plus years ago when I sta

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Flu Vaccine New Requirement from May 2020

Having the influenza vaccination will be a new requirement for visiting all aged care facilities in Australia from 1 May 2020 As per the directive all suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, health practitioners, volunteers and other stakeholders seeking entry to aged care facilities must be vaccinated for influenza. This will be effective from 1 May 2020. This leaves a true dilemma for the managers of any Pets

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