pet therapy for seniors

Pet Therapy Gaining Increased Interest

It’s no surprise that pets offer a type of comfort and love you can’t find anywhere else. As more senior homes begin to offer pets to live with their residents, there is a new type of therapy that is evolving beyond what a typical caregiver can offer. Pet Therapy has been shown to provide immense value both emotionally and physically for some seniors.

Home Care Daily reports: “Pet therapy can assist people in reducing anxiety, bolstering memory for those who may be struggling with certain diseases like Alzheimer’s, and provide comfort for the lonely. Some research has also indicated a possible drop in blood pressure for those who simply stroke a pet sitting next to them.

There are different types of pet therapy available and as in-home care agencies and providers recognize the value this may offer, it may simultaneously inspire other seniors and disabled adults to begin looking into home care, perhaps for the first time.”

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