Of course, everyone’s favorite pet is the loving and friendly dog, Rosie. Recently deemed Encore’s very own pet mascot, Rosie is a delight to have around, as she brightens everyone’s day.
Studies show that simply the nature of some animals make them instinctive healers for humans, providing unconditional love, emotional presence, and true companionship.
We’ve also seen first-hand the positive impact the human-animal bond has had on our residents. Pet therapy has been known to boost well-being and help improve health issues including high blood pressure and anxiety.
The benefits of pet therapy for seniors are abundant and may include: