Residents a Eventide Homes in Stawell have been enjoying spending time with Coco the Spoodle.
Coco is settling well into Eventide Homes and enjoys spending time with residents each day in Warne House and the hostel.
“Pets in aged care environments can help in many ways, particularly when people are feeling lonely or depressed,” Clinical Care Manager, Helen Farnsworth said.
“Coco can be a bit cheeky like any playful puppy, but it’s almost like she knows that it’s her job to make the residents happy and healthy, walking down the hallways in ‘business’ mode when it’s time to go to work.
Ms Farnsworth said Coco was extremely affectionate and the highlight was watching her give residents a cuddle and see the residents’ smiles.