Pet therapy draws on the bond between animals and humans in order to help improve and maintain an individual’s function, and is being used to assist in the process of enhancing a hospice patient’s quality of life. The goal of using pets as a treatment option is to improve the patient’s social, emotional, and cognitive functioning, and to reduce passivity.
Pet therapy can be helpful in motivating patients to be active mentally and physically, keeping their minds sharp. Therapists who bring animals into their sessions are often regarded as less threatening, which improves the relationship between the therapist and patient. Just let us know if you are interested in this form of therapy and we will consult with our team of pet therapists to find a match that works best for your particular situation.
You can always contact us anytime at 770-483-9111 for your inquiries.