Priory Adult Care's (formerly Amore Care) Addison Court care home in Accrington has welcomed a new resident who has made an immediate impact on the home.
Princess, a tortoiseshell cat, has moved into the home from the local RSPCA centre.
To welcome Princess to Addison Court staff and residents held a party where the affectionate puss made friends with everyone. The occasion was a joint celebration as inspectors from the Care Quality commission (CQC) visited the home and verbally confirmed that it is compliant with all required standards.
Priory Adult Care (formerly Amore Care) offers residential, nursing and dementia care to older people with varying levels of need. Addison Court is a purpose-built care home based on Addison Street, which provides care for up to 48 older people, including those with dementia.
Addison Court home manager Anne-Marie Potter said: “Everyone at Addison Court has welcomed Princess to the home.
“The residents absolutely love her and she is going to be one spoilt cat! Having a pet around the home is definitely beneficial for residents, they enjoy the companionship and animals are known to have a calming and therapeutic effect and give those residents that previously owned a cat the opportunity to interact with the animals and re-kindle fond memories.
“We had a lovely party to celebrate Princess moving in and also to say thank you to our staff whose hard work has led to the home being fully compliant following a recent CQC inspection.”
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