Study after study demonstrates that owning a cat or dog is linked to improved emotional and physical well-being. Caring for a pet prompts us to stay active, provides opportunities for to socialize, and also gives a sense of purpose and satisfaction that nurturing a pet brings.
Traditionally, seniors have had to part with their beloved pets when they move to a senior community, which can be distressing to both senior and pet. Many unfortunate animals end up in shelters when their owners need to transition to a senior community. And inevitably, some seniors who would have thrived at a senior community don’t do as well when they are separated from their furry or feathered friend. But this doesn’t have to be.
With assistance from Compassion Senior Care, seniors can remain safely in their homes and with their beloved pets. We care for your furry friends too!