Assisted Living: Should You Bring Your Pet?

While more assisted living facilities are now adapting to seniors who have pets, not all facilities allow the elderly to bring their pets along and with very good reasons. Research has continually indicated that there are numerous health benefits of interactions with animals. For this reason, there are proponents of allowing seniors to bring their Read More

Dogs, Seniors & Assisted Living In Fullerton, Orange County

There is plenty of evidence out there to suggest that pet ownership greatly improves our overall health. People who own pets have been found to be healthier in general and are less depressed than people without pets. While this is true for people of all ages, pets can be a great friend to an older Read More

Animals – Therapy for Dementia & Alzheimer’s Patients

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” -George Eliot Animals are the perfect therapists and companions for individuals with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. They provide a huge amount of social support and unconditional love. Research shows that people with Dementia recognize a pet as friendly and non-threatening. When these individuals have Read More

Eden Alternative Philosophy of Nursing Care for the Elderly

According to a 2007 study done for Congress by Andrew R. Sommers, a Public Health Analyst, the mortality rate for persons born in the 20th century increased from about 47 years in 1900 to almost 78 years by the year 2004. In an interview conducted by Swedish journalist Henrik Lennart with American scientist and demographer Read More