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Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

Nursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog VisitsNursing Home Insurance: The Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits

In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of pet ownership for the elderly. Studies have found that dogs provoke a relaxation response, along with other health benefits, among older pet owners.

Of course, most nursing homes don’t allow residents to own dogs for liability purposes as well as practicality reasons. This is where therapy dog visits come in. Therapy dogs provide affection as well as social motivation for the elderly, along with these benefits:

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