Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy is a therapeutic intervention that uses dogs to complement and conduct traditional therapies. The use of dogs allows a person to recover or cope with health problems relieving stress and feeling calmer.

Taking care of an animal can improve your health

As older adults age, their health declines, and many changes in their lives must be adapted, and for some, experiencing these changes alone is extremely difficult. Pet therapy is a form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) that engages seniors by allowing them to interact with a pet they can look after. Our team understands the many challenges that come with aging, and we customize our programs to meet your loved one’s and family’s needs.

What is Pet Therapy?

  • A form of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) that helps to improve quality of life.
  • Provides older adults with an opportunity to care for a pet of their own.
  • Helps your loved one to remain active, improves memory, and prevents depression.
  • Safe, side-effect free solution to improving mood and emotional health.

In addition to meeting companionship needs, our pet therapy program has been shown to improve cardiovascular health, boost self-efficacy, boost confidence, improve psychological functioning, and improve overall well-being. Our pet therapy program helps clients adapt to their environment while improving social, cognitive, and behavioral skills; we have a support staff on hand to answer questions and provide support. It has been said that the best medicine sometimes makes you smile!

Benefits of Pet Therapy:

  • Companionship
  • Exercise
  • Memory
  • Confidence
  • Social Skills
  • Heart Functioning
  • Emotion
  • Well-Being

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