Therapy Dogs Provide Regular Visits
The Fountains at Hosanna has five different therapy dogs that make regularly scheduled visits. Two of the dogs work specifically with our memory care residents weekly with the other dogs being present twice a week either in a common area of the building or by visit to resident rooms upon request.
Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors
• Improved Activity – Grooming or playing with a pet increases the frequency of physical activity and exercise, which in turn has countless health benefits.
• Stress Relief – Being with a pet increases levels of serotonin, the “feel good” hormone that relieves stress. It also provides physical contact, which helps to calm anxiety.
Questions About Pet Therapy Program