It’s well known that interaction with lovable pets has positive benefits.
Physically it has a relaxing, comforting, and calming effect. But even more important are the positive mental and emotional benefits that pets provide. Simply sitting and petting a dog or cat can lift spirits and lessen depression, decrease feelings of isolation and loneliness, lower anxiety, and increase social interaction.
But best of all, it brings smiles to our residents’ faces. That is why we routinely provide Pet Therapy for everyone at Pacific Care Center.