One of the hardest things in life can be seeing a friend or loved one suffer from the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, with Alzheimer’s facilities available, your loved one can get the care and support they need.
We understand the difficulties that can come with senior care, and one of the biggest is problems with memory and cognition. As we age, many things can get weaker, and our memory is no different. Fortunately, that’s where pet therapy can help. Pet therapy is when seniors or other people with assisted living needs are given a pet to take care of some of the time. Having an animal to take care of and spend time with has been shown to help seniors get through difficult days, as well as reduce the effects of depression and anxiety. Because of this, many Alzheimer’s facilities in the area offer pet therapy services and have many four legged friends to keep our guests company.
Additionally, pets have been shown to help seniors in several ways besides those listed above. Some of these include:
As you can see, having a pet around is good for everyone, and especially for those in Alzheimer’s facilities.
ComfortCare Homes of Wichita, KS provides memory care services to the following cities and neighborhoods:
Wichita, Derby, Augusta, El Dorado, Newton, Hutchinson, Pretty Prairie, Kingman, Norwich, Conway Springs, Belle Plaine, and the surrounding areas of Kansas.Previous: Music Therapy and the Impact on Memory Care for Seniors
I am so proud of my father for making the crucial decision to allow ComfortCare Homes to care for my mom. It is hard to decide to “give up” but he knew mom was in great hands. I appreciate the staff support of me and my family in caring for mom after dad passed away. I felt confident and positive at the whole expereince. Thank you ComfortCare Homes (Founders Crest).
- Bryan Wilson