Pets for Senior Citizens
by AAA T.L.C., on Oct 19, 2020 2:07:02 PM
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!