(BEDFORD) – American Senior Communities (ASC), a senior healthcare provider in Indiana, which includes Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has arranged for window visits by the ASC Cavalry, Horses of Hope.
These horses, large and small, provide comfort, hope, and entertainment to ASC residents during visitation restrictions due to COVID. These special window visits by horses and dogs are a unique way to brighten the day for many in ASC’s communities.
The horses are led around the outside of the community and up to the windows of the resident rooms.
“Their faces just lit up! We saw so much joy and excitement”, a spokesperson for one ASC community said. “Residents came to the window to clap and wave as the animals paraded past. This has been an awesome day for our residents, something they were very excited about.”
Staff also enjoys the visits, welcoming the unique way to enhance their residents’ day. With such positive feedback, these special guests have already visited 48 ASC communities with many more scheduled in the coming days and weeks.
Thursday, April 23rd, from 10-11:30 am, the Horses of Hope will be visiting the windows of residents at Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 1510 Clinic Drive in Bedford.