HeathcareLlama takes elevator to visit hospital patients

Llama takes elevator to visit hospital patients


A lama wandering in the corridors of a hospital in Clermont-Ferrand (Puy-de-Dôme)? This is the show attended by the patients of Louise-Michel’s long-term care unit on Tuesday. As reported by France 3 Auvergne Rhône-Alpes, the Touminis educational farm visited the residents in the company of several animals. Thus, the alpaca took an elevator to go directly to the corridors and the rooms of the residents.

Therapeutic interest

“We try to bring real life and animals into the site. This is already done through animal mediation with so-called classic animals. There, there was a llama, a donkey, a small horse, chickens… The idea is for some residents to regain contact with the animals ”, explains to our colleagues the director of the site, Marie-Anne Delrieu. According to her, this contact has precisely therapeutic virtues, especially for people with severe illness, who have difficulty reaching out to caregivers.

This particular animation lasted four hours and will be reissued, assures the director. It also plans to set up a permanent circus in the hospital grounds.


Janice Thomas
Janice Thomas is a content editor at 24 News Recorder. She has 5 years of journalism experience and she he is a graduate of Wittenberg University and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


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