Pet Therapy Activity Ideas for Seniors & the Elderly
Approach a cat rescue centre and ask if they would be willing to bring in some kittens. Residents who often wander will remain seated for extended periods of time watching the kittens.
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An all about dogs quiz! This is a fun quiz for the elderly in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
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For the elderly with dementia, depression declines after they interact with a therapy animal. As well as being wonderful companions, pets also provide significant health benefits to their owners.
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Pet Therapy in Nursing Homes has been enthusiastically accepted for decades. Stroking a dogs fur may elicit positive responses and lift the spirits of many a lonely resident.
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We are currently running a 10 day living eggs program in our facility where we have had 10 chicken eggs delivered in an incubator.
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This week we had a lady bring into our facility, a miniature horse called WHISPER, she was so cute (the horse that is).
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Pets can help us lead happier, healthier lives. Companionship with a pet will ease loneliness, reduce depression, stimulate movement and boost moods.
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Opportunity to reminisce. Focus of interest outside routine.