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Elder-Care When working at a skilled nursing facility years ago, I encountered an older gentleman whom all of the staff considered mute. He never spoke – not to the nurses, the caregivers, activities staff – not a word to anyone. One day, a volunteer brought in her therapy dog, and when the dog came to this man, his eyes lit up, he smiled, and began talking to the dog without no hesitation whatsoever. When the dog left, the mans demeanor faded, and did not speak again until the dogs next visit. Our team quickly realized that the dog was a key, not only to this gentlemans speech, but to his overall happiness and well-being. We soon made arrangements to have our own therapy dog in the facility, which delighted residents, family and staff alike. Most older adults feel safe and relaxed when a friendly animal is present. These pets are uniquely able to provide seniors with the unconditional love that animals bring to our lives each day in a variety of settings. According to 2nd Chance 4 Pets, an organization in Northern California that works to reduce the number of pets euthanized throughout the United States due to the death or disability of their human companions, including a pet as part of your family brings huge health benefits, especially for those who are over 65 years of age. Some results from studies on older adults and animals include: The simple act of holding an animal can relieve symptoms of depression, lower blood pressure, and even decrease surgical patients healing times. The long-term survival rates of heart attack victims who had a pet are significantly longer than for those who did not. Widows who have cats are better off medically during their first year, which is a critical stress time, than widows who do not. Pet owners have lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels than non-owners. One year after having a myocardial infarction, dog owners were more likely to be still living. Dog walking, pet grooming, and even petting provide increased physical activity that strengthens the heart, improves blood circulation, and slows the loss of bone tissue. 2nd Chance 4 Pets believes that the most serious disease for older persons is not cancer or heart disease its loneliness. Love is the most important health tonic we have, and pets are one of natures best sources of love. As a pet owner myself, Im 100% in agreement. To find out if your local Always Best Care coordinator has information on senior companion pet programs in your area, contact any of the individually owned and operated Always Best Care offices located throughout the country. To find the Always Best Care Senior Services office nearest you, please visit . Tonja Edelman, MSW, is a Franchise Operations Trainer at Always Best Care Senior Services, and a former Deputy Public Conservator. Through its network of more than 125 independently owned and operated franchises, Always Best Care provides non-medical in-home care, assisted living placement and skilled home health care for seniors across the country. Always Best Care Senior Services Always Best Care Senior Services ( ) is based on the belief that having the right people for the right level of care means peace of mind for the client and family. Always Best Care Senior Services has assisted over 25,000 seniors, representing a wide range of illnesses and personal needs. This has established the company as one of the premier providers of in-home care, assisted living placement assistance, and skilled home health care. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: