Pet Therapy

"I think sometimes with a pet, we can reach people that otherwise we cannot." -Unknow

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In 2015,  we were happy to announce that we had begun to provide Dog Therapy visitation in the homes of our patients. Through handlers and dogs associated with Therapy Dogs International, the handler and dogs are making home visits to patients who request visitations. This has provided for comfort, companionship, reduced anxiety and lots of smiling faces.

"Organizations use pet therapy to help patients needing help in specific areas of treatment including motor skills improvement, helping with verbal communication, helping improve social skills and interacting with others, motivating patients to exercise, increasing self-esteem, decreasing anxiety and loneliness and improving assisted or independent movement."- ScienceCare Today