SURING – COVID-19 visitation restrictions have not been easy for residents in Wisconsin’s long-term care facilities, but a certain teddy bear regularly brings smiles and comfort to residents and patients at The Bay at Suring.

Oliver isn’t a stuffed animal, but a four-legged caregiver who dispenses joy and a few licks around the facility.

“It’s all about the unconditional love from him,” said owner Tracy Prochnow. “Oliver makes them happy and brightens their day. He’s a different face, it breaks up the routine, and they look forward to see him when he comes through the front door.”

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