Dog therapy has been shown to have many benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and increasing socialisation! These are a few of the many reasons we bring these fluff balls to see our lovely residents!
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Decreased Stress and Anxiety
Petting and interacting with dogs has been shown to decrease stress levels and lower blood pressure. Dogs can also provide a sense of comfort and security, which is so important for our residents.
Increased Social Interaction
Dogs can provide a source of social interaction and companionship. Furthermore, they can help our residents feel more comfortable and open up to others, which can lead to increased socialisation.
Improved Physical Health
Interacting with dogs can also have physical health benefits. For example, walking a dog can provide exercise and help improve mobility. Playing with a dog can also improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Additionally, petting a dog can provide tactile stimulation and help improve sensory awareness.
Boosted Mood and Well-Being
Finally, interacting with dogs simply makes our residents feel happier, more content and most of all, loved. Dogs can provide a sense of joy and happiness which can lead to an overall improvement in mood and well-being for residents.
Bringing dogs into our care home for pet therapy has many benefits for residents, staff, and the dogs themselves.