In-Home Senior Care: Helping Seniors Keep Their Pets by Their Side
Pets are cherished members of many families, and seniors are no exception. In fact, studies have shown that pets can have a number of health benefits for seniors, including reducing stress, anxiety, and loneliness. However, as seniors age, it may become more difficult to care for their pets.
Because most assisted living communities do not allow pets, seniors are faced with the heartbreaking decision of letting go of their beloved companion when making the already difficult decision to move from their home. Visiting Angels offers a better solution.
Visiting Angels caregivers can provide assistance with all aspects of pet care, which allows seniors to have their pets by their side, even while receiving support with daily tasks. Here are a few ways in-home caregivers can help:
- Assistance with scheduling and daily tasks. Caregivers can provide gentle reminders and assistance to ensure the pets’ daily needs (food, water, medication) are met. They are also able to assist with scheduling vet appointments, arranging for mobile grooming, setting up automatic food deliveries and even help finding a reliable dog walker in the neighborhood.
- Transportation. Our in-home caregivers can provide transportation to vetting appointments, as well as accompany seniors to pet stores to pick up necessary supplies.
- Ensure a Safe Environment. We all love our pets, but sometimes they can unknowingly create safety hazards, especially for seniors. Toys left on the kitchen floor can cause a tripping hazard, seniors with mobility issues may struggle trying to walk a larger dog on their own, and pet accidents around the house could turn into a health hazard if not cleaned up properly. Visiting Angels caregivers can help your loved one manage their pet’s care safely, ensuring there are no fall hazards, helping to clean up any messes, and accompanying walks outside.
In home senior care is a great option for seniors with pets. Not only does it provide assistance with daily pet care tasks, but also provides companionship for seniors and peace of mind for the family. If you would like to learn more about the services we provide, please reach out with the form above or give us a call at 952-935-0789.