The relationship between seniors and their pets is unique and critically important to living a fulfilled life as an older adult. It's been shown having a pet will help you live a happier and potentially even longer life! Studies suggest that having a senior pet can benefit you physically, emotionally, and mentally, lowering cholesterol and blood pressure, reducing stress, and helping you connect with people around you.
If you have ever been a pet owner, you would likely agree that your pet brings so much joy to your life. And if you haven't yet or are curious about the bonds between animals and people, it's easy to see how much pets do for their owners. Our team at Referah knows how important pets are for seniors. In this article, we will describe the numerous benefits of having a pet as a senior, as well as a few challenges that can be overcome with guidance. We will also talk about how to get a pet for a senior and whether a pet is a good idea for the elderly with dementia.