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SYNERGY HomeCare of North Georgia Blog

pet therapy

July 30, 2013

At Synergy Homecare, quite a few of our senior clients have pets in the home.  For years, we’ve seen studies and research articles that state how owning a pet is good for your health and the same is true for seniors.  While the obvious good effect is seen when trained helper dogs are working to help the blind continue to get around and help disabled individuals to perform daily tasks; the same can be said of the non-obvious effects of emotional and psychological improvement. Seniors seem to be generally happier when they are pet owners.  Having a dog or cat around to care for can give them purpose, provide companionship, and serve as a constant reminder that when they are taking care of their pet that they need to care for themselves as well.  

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