You’ve Got a Friend in Always Best Care San Diego recently ranked San Diego as the second most dog-friendly town in America. This is due, in part, to its 16 dog parks, several dog-friendly beaches and restaurants as well as its National Dog Party Day.

While owning a dog or another furry friend may not be the first thing that comes to mind to improve the quality of life for the senior in your family, pet ownership can have many benefits. A care provider from Always Best Care can even help your senior care for their pet. Whether it’s a trip to Dog Beach or shopping at Howlistic pet boutique, our caring staff members can accompany your senior on outings with their pet.

The many benefits of pet ownership for seniors include:

Increased Physical Activity

From a walk in Balboa Park to simply enjoying time outside with a furry friend, owning a dog can help anyone become more physically active. Our friendly caregivers at Always Best Care can help seniors get moving with their pets.


Sometimes, seniors can feel isolated and alone. Having a dog or another pet can provide constant company and companionship. It can also help some seniors to be more social as they befriend other pet owners.

A Sense of Purpose

With grown children and grandchildren, seniors can sometimes feel like their lives have lost purpose or meaning. However, knowing that a pet depends on them for their every need can help bring purpose and meaning back into their lives.

Better Health

Pet ownership can improve physical health. Studies show that rhythmically petting a dog can decrease stress and lower blood pressure. For seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, being around a pet can decrease agitation.

Senior Care San Diego CA Residents Recommend

For elderly care San Diego CA seniors can count on, look no further than Always Best Care. We can assist with outings, going to appointments, grocery shopping, cooking, hobbies, laundry, pet care and many other tasks and activities. Our team of caring professionals can help your senior whether they have a pet or not.

Instead of a nursing home situation or a facility for assisted living San Diego CA senior citizens often prefer to remain in their own homes. Our services can make this goal a reality. If you are in need of in-home care San Diego CA seniors recommend Always Best Care. Give us a call at (619) 757-1114 or email Bill and Diane Mathis at [email protected] for a free care consultation today!

Be sure to visit our website to learn more about our range of services for seniors in San Diego County.
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