Our furry friends offer us unconditional love and companionship. Interacting with pets is therapeutic for seniors and the disabled and is shown to boost their general health and well-being.
In 1859, Florence Nightingale wrote that a small pet “is often an excellent companion for the sick, for long chronic cases especially.”
Studies have shown that presence of a dog improves physical functioning and vital signs, reduces loneliness, agitation and depression, and is beneficial for engagement, nutritional intake and social interaction, even for those suffering from dementia.
Rest Assured Home Care LLC has a Home Visit Program, and is offers visits by their certified Pet Therapy dog to its senior and disabled clients.