The Benefits of Pets for our Seniors

Would my senior family member benefit from owning a pet, having a visit from a pet, or owning a robotic pet companion? The answer is yes. Pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and can increase social interaction and physical activity. Pets can also have an astounding effect on symptoms of depression and feelings of loneliness. They bring emotional comfort, which can improve their overall quality of life. Seniors with dementia have been known to respond well to real pets or realistic stuffed pets by easing unintended agitation and aggression.

At Seniors Helping Seniors of North and East Raleigh we strive to meet the desires of our clients wanting interaction with pets. Here are some photos of our clients with pets:


Kisses for a visiting therapy dog

Combing a robotic kitty

Visiting a horse farm

Pets are our companions, protectors, and loyal friends. They bring such joy and happiness to our seniors and we are truly grateful to be a part of these special moments. If your senior needs assistance with their pet, we can help. Our compassionate caregivers can assist with basic pet care, including feeding and watering. They can even take the dog outside for walks and help with keeping the cat litter box clean. Please contact the caring staff at Seniors Helping Seniors of North and East Raleigh by calling 919-761-5346 or visiting our website for more information on our services.

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