Alternative Therapy Sessions for Solidago Health Residents
Are you aware that petting a dog or cat can bring peace and happiness and decrease stress levels? Senior citizens and individuals with debilitating illnesses can benefit from interacting with therapy animals in many ways.
Therapy animals are specifically trained to provide comfort and emotional support to individuals who are facing challenging circumstances, such as senior citizens, hospice patients or those undergoing medical treatment. The very presence of a therapy animal can promote feelings of happiness, reduce anxiety or depression, and provide the patient with a sense of companionship and hope.
Petting a cat or dog can release endorphins, which can promote relaxation and create a sense of well-being. Additionally, therapy animals provide opportunities for seniors to socialize with other individuals, which can reduce isolation and improve their physical and mental health.