Companion Animals Provide Health Benefits for Seniors


For quite some time, there have been studies conducted of the living environment of seniors and how it affects their physical and mental health. Since 1980, the focus of many of these studies has been specifically on whether having companion animals has a positive influence on the well-being of older people. After more than 30 years of study, researchers have concluded that those who have companion animals are often healthier than those who don’t.

Some of the best documented benefits of pet ownership for people of all ages is that caring for a pet, especially a dog or cat, results in lowered blood pressure and heart rate, and reduction of depression. Physical fitness, which is important for remaining healthy and quickly recovering from illness, also improves because of the increased activity involved in caring for an animal—feeding and watering, walking, and simply playing with a pet. In about 1% of cases studied, dementia and Alzheimer’s showed some reversal. Many physical and mental health benefits arise from the fact that people tend to take better care of themselves by eating healthy and being careful to take their medicine regularly if they have a pet they love and that is dependent upon them. For a big boost in personal happiness, nothing beats the feeling of being needed.

In Home Care Manhattan Beach CA Seniors Deserve

Manhattan Beach Always Best Care recognizes the importance of pets to senior’s overall well-being. To support pet ownership, caregivers gladly assist in all aspects of pet care. With renewed vigor, seniors want to be more active and caregivers gladly join them. They will go with Manhattan Beach seniors for a stroll down the Pier to watch beach volleyball and check out the Round House Aquarium. They can arrange a picnic on the beach and walk with the dog along the Strand, where seniors, dogs and caregivers can watch surfers conquering those famed Pacific Ocean waves.

Senior Care Manhattan Beach CA

Always Best Care Services offers the quality of elderly care Manhattan Beach CA residents deserve and support the kind of assisted living Manhattan Beach CA seniors need. Always Best Care also serves the LAX area including El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lennox, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Venice, Westchester, and surrounding communities. For more information, contact Loli Ramezani and her team at (310) 546-3400 or email [email protected].

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