Bring the sights and the sounds of the farmyard into your residential home!
Our calm and extremely friendly animals can provide wonderful new experiences and valuable stimulation. Stroking and interaction with animals can bring a welcome break to daily routines but can also reduce anxiety, stress and feelings of isolation.
We will work with you to tailor your visit to the needs of your residents, bringing animals who love attention like cheeky piglets, characterful sheep, naughty goats, two adorable miniature donkeys, and sometimes a friendly farm dog!
Residents that are able can visit the animals outside in their pens. A staff member will be on hand to bring animals indoors to see residents in chairs or who are unable to get out of bed.
Care Home April 2023: Sandi bought along sheep, goats, lambns, kids, piglets and donkeys to enjoy stroking and watching them play. Our residents loved the visit and Sandi made the whole experience not only enjoyable but plain sailing. She had a wonderful interaction with the residents and staff. Highly recommend Miller's Ark for any farm visit to a care home.
Care Home December 2019: Handler was very knowledgeable and professional. Interacting well with the residents whilst ensuring the "farm and animals" were looked after and kept tidy.
The handler was so approachable and friendly. Great with the residents, families and staff.
Residential Home December 2019.
Handlers were wonderful and related so well with the residents, carers and their families and visiting nursery. Convent/Nusring Home July 2019:
All the residents enjoyed the afternoon, even those unable to come out their rooms got to see the smaller animals. Nursing Home June 2019.
Wonderful day for the residents, highlight each year thank you. May 2019
We have used you for years... handlers are good talking to our residents about the animals and their memories of pets. His interaction was brilliant throughout the visit.
Wonderful day had by all the residents yet again... thank you.
Heard from other professionals, lovely visit, our residents really enjoyed the visit. Looking forward to our next visit. Care Home September 2018
Handler was highly skilled and worked well with our service users.Very tidy and remained with the animals and people. Very proffessional. Care Home August 2018
Used before in previous care home, really enjoyed by our residents, staff and visitors. Care Home June 2018
Excellent- your handler was fantastic with our residents, and the whole afternoon was wonderful. Care Home June 2018
Emily was very patient and thoughtful with our dementia residents. Very professional and efficient. A credit to your company. Nursing Home May 2018
The afternoon was brilliant, there were some lovely interactions all round. Care Home May 2018.
Booked through recommendation of another home, Fantasic day, residents and staff loved the experience. Care home Surrey 2018