Pet-friendly home care
There are so many benefits to having a pet. For ageing adults who may live alone, having a pet companion is a great way to combat loneliness, provide comfort and even reduce symptoms of depression. In this blog post, we explore the emotional and physical benefits of having a pet and describe how our pet-friendly home care in Manchester can provide additional support. Read on!
The benefits of having a pet
Having a pet provides a variety of health benefits, especially later in life when we may live alone or spend less time with family and friends. Numerous studies have found that owning a pet can significantly improve general health and wellbeing as pet owners experience fewer coughs, headaches and colds. In addition, stroking a pet can be both calming and relaxing which results in lower blood pressure and reduced feelings of anxiety.
As you may imagine, one of the biggest benefits of having a pet is companionship. This is especially true for dogs and cats. Whether you go for daily walks with your pet or make regular visits to the pet store, having a pet facilitates social interaction and may even lead to friendly conversations with fellow animal lovers.
Last but not least, having a pet and caring for it provides a sense of purpose and adds structure to the day. As a pet owner, you may need to walk, groom and feed it, or make sure its cage is cleaned on a regular basis. As this becomes part of your normal routine, you will appreciate the consistency and experience the joy of caring for another.
Which pet is right for me?
With so many pets to choose from, it’s important to think about which type of animal best suits your lifestyle. Some pets are higher maintenance than others so it’s important to take this into consideration. Common examples of pets for seniors include dogs, cats, fish, rabbits, gerbils and hamsters. If caring for your pet sounds overwhelming, don’t worry; we can help. Our carers understand the importance of having a pet and are more than happy to help you care for your beloved animal.
Home care and pets
One of the best parts about home care is that it is pet-friendly. Unlike moving into residential care which may require parting ways with your beloved animal, home care means that both you and your pet get to remain in the comfort of your home. Not only do you get to keep the emotional bond with your pet, but you also get to retain the consistency, routine and purpose that caring for your pet provides.
We are firm believers in the healing powers of pets. Whether you have a cat, dog, fish, hamster, turtle or another creature, we’ll do our very best to match you with a carer who appreciates the company of pets and understands your animal as much as you do. Together, you and your carer can enjoy special moments with your pet and share the pleasures of caring for it.
Get in touch
If you or your loved one are interested in pet-friendly home care, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us or call us on 0161 929 6039. We look forward to hearing from you.