Pet therapy for seniors, also known as Animal Assisted Therapy, is a technique that uses animals to interact with seniors for numerous reasons to help improve their quality of life.
- Pet Companionship reduces depression, loneliness, stress and anxiety by providing companionship and promoting feelings of relaxation.
- Alzheimer’s patients who have pets in their home are less likely to suffer outbursts of anxiety or agitation.
- One multi-state study found that medication costs dropped an average of $3.80 per patient, per day, in new nursing home facilities where animals were included in the environment.
At 1Heart Caregiver Services, we take it upon ourselves to continuously find ways to help lighten the load off your shoulders and team up with you on your commitment to improving the quality of life of your residents.
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“The Pet Connection”. Mind, Mood, Memory 2.8 (August 2006) University of Delaware Library.