The Amazing Effects Of Animals

There is something about being close to animals that seems to change humans...for the better. In fact, there has been a study that concluded that seniors who have pets go to the doctorís less often than those who donít have a pet.

We integrate a variety of animals into the lives of our residents on a daily basis. Among the benefits, we feel the critters have a calming effect and add joy to the daily routine. It shows in the many smiles.



Benefits To Our Residents

By integrating contact with animals into our care plans, we expose our residents to a variety of possible benefits. Here are some of the advantages that come from our experience and some that are mentioned on the PawsAndHearts.org website.

  • Lessens emotional pain and loneliness.
  • Seems to diminish some physical pain.
  • Motivates action, activity and recovery .
  • Reduces boredom and depression.
  • Reduces anxiety and stress.
  • Makes people smile and laugh.

Note: To learn more about the benefits of matching seniors with animals, you can go to:

http://www.PawsAndHearts.org


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