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Why Should you have Pets visit your Assisted Living Facility

By Heather Brown
March 06, 2015

Assisted living facilities are homes to people with disabilities that need supervision or some sort of assistance with daily activities in addition to medicinal care on a regular basis. However, living in assisted living facilities daily can cause depression and loneliness in the people living there daily.

The best way to help bring happiness into these peoples lives is by bringing your pets to visit at the assisted living facilities. The benefits pets can provide are countless and most importantly you are doing something food by making someone else’s day one filled with happiness.

Helps with Socialization: Being in an assisted living facility you would think there is plenty of people to socialize with on a regular basis, but the truth is there is not enough to prevent loneliness and help the disable stay mentally well.  Bringing friendly funny pets to the assisted living facility can help the disabled people living there socialize with something other than a human. Animals provide lots of love and help rid those, “I am alone,” feelings.

Provides Laughter: If you have a pet that is funny, bringing it to the assisted living facility can provide laughter and excitement.  Laughing provides healing to the mind, body and spirit. In fact, laughing increases your lifespan, eases depression, rids stress and helps keep the mind active. By making someone feel happy it can also help lower high blood pressure, eases aches and pains, and surprisingly lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels along with preventing strokes.

Increases Energy Levels: Bringing your pet to an assisted living facility helps increase the energy levels in the disable. This helps them feel motivated to move around and exercise their body, which is necessary for keeping it healthy and strong.  Disabled people who do not get enough exercise tend to lose muscle mass and body strength, which leads to chronic health conditions such as joint pains and poor circulation throughout the body.

Some End Notes 

These reasons alone are enough to bring your pet to an assisted living facility to help bring joy and happiness into someone else’s life. However, doing this can also bring joy into yours and help you make new friends that could teach you something or two about life so you can grow into the best person you can be. After all, the more humans and furry friends you have in life the better of you will be.

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