There is often a solid and longstanding bond between a senior citizen and a beloved pet. Scientific studies repeatedly validate this emotional connection. Researchers say that seniors living independently with a pet tend to have better physical health and mental well-being, than those who do not. Pets provide senior citizens with around-the-clock companionship and can be a fun source of exercise. However, some aging individuals worry whether they can properly care for a pet as time goes by. AAA T.L.C. has some helpful hints for senior pet owners and their home caregivers:
Purchase smaller bags of pet food, as larger bags may be too heavy.
Store pet food in a closed container on a table or counter to avoid reaching very high or low.
Be sure to keep healthy treats on hand so you are not tempted to give away your dinner each night.
If you do not have a fence around your yard, you may consider hiring a dog walker on a regular basis.
A dog of any age is likely to need more exercise than a senior citizen can provide. At AAA T.L.C., we not only provide care for the client and their family, we provide adequate care and exercise for the beloved family pet.
Contact a home care service, like AAA T.L.C., who understands the value and benefits a pet can give to a senior citizen. Get started with us today!
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