Depending upon each patient’s individual needs and condition, pet therapy can be quite beneficial. It can provide socialization and supportive listening for patients and, in some cases, assist with symptom management.
The simple act of touch, by petting an animal, can bring immeasurable companionship, comfort, peace, and many times a smile, to patients. It can remind patients of positive past experiences with their own pets. The types of pets used in animal-assisted therapy include: dogs, cats, and even rabbits.
A core value of Compassionate Care Hospice is human connection.
Holistic therapies can be just as, if not more, effective in relieving various forms of pain and discomfort than traditional methods. Arranging these services is as easy as simply asking your hospice team to arrange them for you.