Nursing Home Residents Welcome Unlikely Visistor

A unique guest  at one nursing home has been bringing cheer back to the resident's lives.Star, a small pony, has been visiting a nursing home since last summer. The residents know her well and look forward to her visits. They love the companionship provided by the small pony and enjoy showering her with love.

Animal therapy has been an effective tool for both children and the elderly. The nursing home activities director said the pony is great because for just a moment, the residents forget about their walkers and wheelchairs and focus in on those pretty pink hooves that make their day. Star initially started visiting preschool students, but she was such a hit at the nursing home that she has continued monthly nursing home visits. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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