We all know that pets can bring joy and companionship to our lives, but did you know that they can also have incredible therapeutic benefits for seniors? That’s why we’re excited to introduce our newest furry team members, Buttons, Mingo, and Turbo, as part of our pet therapy program at Regis Eastern Shore. 

Pet therapy, also known as animal-assisted therapy, has been shown to have a positive impact on the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of seniors. Here are some of the key benefits of pet therapy for our residents: 

  1. Reminiscence: Interacting with animals can help seniors reminisce about their past and bring back memories of happy times. This can be especially beneficial for those living with dementia or Alzheimer’s. 
  1. Socialization: Pets can help seniors become more social and provide a way for them to connect with others. By bonding over a shared love for animals, seniors can form new friendships and feel a sense of community. 
  1. Calming: Petting and playing with animals has a calming effect on the body and can help reduce stress and anxiety. This can be especially beneficial for seniors who may be dealing with health issues or the challenges of aging. 
  1. Physical activity: Taking care of pets can provide seniors with a sense of purpose and encourage physical activity, such as walking or playing with the animals. 

At Regis, we believe in the power of animal companionship and the positive effect it can have on our residents’ lives. That’s why we’re proud to offer pet therapy as part of our care services, with the help of our newest furry friends. Our team ensures that the animals have a comfortable and safe environment, including a moveable inside/outside hutch and an indoor play area. 

We’ve witnessed firsthand the joy that Buttons, Mingo, and Turbo have brought to our community, and we’re excited to continue to incorporate pet therapy into our program. Stay tuned for more updates on our furry companions and the positive impact they have on our residents. 

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