Spotlight on health benefits of pets in senior living

May is National Pet Month, Pets Benefit Seniors

May is National Pet Month, Pets bring many benefits to seniors

Animals can enhance the quality of life of our seniors. Sutton Homes Memory Care is pet friendly! Several of our homes have pets that live there full time. We also encourage families to bring their pets to visit our residents. Many of them do that on a regular basis.

The following article, found on highlights some of the specific health and wellness benefits that pets can bring to our loved ones.

May is National Pet Month, so it’s a great time to look at the number of benefits pets have on their owners, especially for seniors. As known benefits increase, senior communities are becoming more pet friendly, letting residents enjoy the benefits of an animal companion through pet therapy provided by a certified therapy animal and handler.

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