Radio Beastro – Pets, Prescription for Senior Health
Pets offer abundant physical, mental and emotional health benefits to senior citizens. According to The Pets For The Elderly Foundation, the presence of a pet is the strongest social predictor of health in seniors recovering from surgery. Amy Robinson, certified Therapy Dogs International evaluator, explains that senior patients become more animated and talkative when interacting with a therapy dog. Rachel Herman tells us how PAWS NY is helping seniors keep companion pets at home through their service offering pet care assistance.