At The Acadian at Southwind, our residents enjoy countless health benefits from our innovative Pet Visits program. Residents are delighted by a variety of pets, ranging from dogs and cats to show and fair animals.
For some medical and mental health issues, prescription drugs aren’t the best medicine – it’s pet visits (also known as animal-assisted therapy) in the form of a wet nose or a warm hug to brighten a resident’s day!
We’ve seen the positive impact that the friendship of a furry friend has had on our residents. Pet visits are known to boost well-being and help improve some health conditions.
The benefits of pet visits for seniors are abundant! They may include:
Visits are beneficial for everyone involved – the animals enjoy the attention and companionship as much as our residents. Days are brighter, smiles are bigger, and laughter is louder.