Local Rugeley resident and Home Instead client Betty Chainey made a new friend this week, a lovely young pup called ‘Betty’ who just so happens to have been named after her!
Betty C loves dogs and is always thrilled when Care Manager, Ruth Coughlan, calls in to see her and takes along their other office dog, Molly.
So you can imagine Betty’s surprise when a new addition to the Home Instead office arrived at her door complete with Santa hat and scarf to deliver her a Christmas card and present and Ruth told her ‘Betty meet Betty!’
Owner of the Cannock office, Fran Sayer, said “Betty C is always happy and up beat and ready with a cheeky story or joke, the whole team love her to bits. So when our adorable new puppy arrived and we realised that she shares Betty’s wonderful nature, we couldn’t think of a better name to give her. We know Betty C is delighted and looking forward to visits from both our dogs, we know they really make her day.”
She continued “Research shows how valuable contact with a pet is and the benefits it can bring, they give unconditional love and for someone who is elderly and no longer able to keep their own pet, just getting a visit can help lift their whole day as well as offering a real increase in their general well-being”.
The two black miniature Schnauzers are now very much part of the team and are taking their visiting duties very seriously!
Home Instead delivers care to the elderly in their own homes across Cannock, Penkridge, Rugeley and the surrounding areas. Services include home help, personal care and companionship and they urge people to look out for those who maybe more vulnerable at this time of year.
For more information on Home Instead, Cannock please call
01543 57 2349 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk