I turned 5 last month and mom had a birthday party for me with the staff and residents!! My little sister Memphis joined me along with my new friend Grimm!
Memphis is doing great with the residents and they all love her. She will be starting school soon (obedience and therapy training)!
Animals have long been recognized as being a positive force in the healing process. Dogs have a calming and therapeutic effect. They help people cope with the emotional issues related to their illness. They also offer physical contact with another living creature, something that is often missing in an elder’s life. They always invoke pleasant memories of past pets. Best of all, they divert a person’s attention from the pressing problems of the day. For long-term elders, is it not so much the stress of daily problems, but the boredom, loneliness, and lack of control.
“There is no greater therapy than the love of a dog”