In old age, it’s important to stay active, eat healthy, and stay engaged in activities that you are passionate about, and provide meaning in addition to passing time. Sure, card games and board games are usually played just to pass the time, but it’s important to do things that you’re passionate about as well such as gardening or starting a collection as a hobby. Pets also provide a great way for Elderly and Senior individuals to stay occupied and add new meaning to their lives.
This article talks about how owning a pet such as a dog or cat may work wonders for your Elderly or Senior loved one. It talks about how pets can reduce depression and lessen loneliness. “Having a pet helps the senior focus on something other than physical problems and negative preoccupations about loss or aging,” says Psychologist Penny B. Donnenfeld. The article also lists considerations to think about when thinking about owning a pet and where to get a pet.
At A-1 Home Care, we provide experienced and compassionate caregivers, nurse aides, and companions who are available for 24 hour live-in care or hourly part-time care. Our caregivers can take care of all your loved one’s personal care needs, provide companionship for your loved one, and help them participate in the activities they love. If your loved one has a pet, we can help care for them as well.
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