Assisted Living Network Podcast

Dr. Dolittle's Assisted Living?!

April 26, 2024 RAL Academy
Dr. Dolittle's Assisted Living?!
Assisted Living Network Podcast
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Assisted Living Network Podcast
Dr. Dolittle's Assisted Living?!
Apr 26, 2024
RAL Academy

Should assisted living homes allow seniors to bring their pets?

In this episode of the Assisted Living Network podcast, we're exploring an interesting question. Pets can provide comfort and emotional support for older adults, but they also come with some practical challenges in a care home environment. We'll weigh the pros and cons so you can make the right decision if you choose to open your own assisted living residence.

When considering pets, RAL homeowners must balance benefits and practical concerns with residents’ well-being as the priority. Companion animals profoundly reduce isolation and boost mood for many older adults. Yet they also pose fall risks, may trigger allergies, and create caretaking burdens in facilities. As operators, our role demands thoughtful compromise through a compassionate lens – perhaps allowing certain pets or structured visiting programs. 

Listen as we discuss creative solutions that can allow seniors access to pets while addressing safety needs.

Resources:
Joy For All - https://joyforall.com/

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Should assisted living homes allow seniors to bring their pets?

In this episode of the Assisted Living Network podcast, we're exploring an interesting question. Pets can provide comfort and emotional support for older adults, but they also come with some practical challenges in a care home environment. We'll weigh the pros and cons so you can make the right decision if you choose to open your own assisted living residence.

When considering pets, RAL homeowners must balance benefits and practical concerns with residents’ well-being as the priority. Companion animals profoundly reduce isolation and boost mood for many older adults. Yet they also pose fall risks, may trigger allergies, and create caretaking burdens in facilities. As operators, our role demands thoughtful compromise through a compassionate lens – perhaps allowing certain pets or structured visiting programs. 

Listen as we discuss creative solutions that can allow seniors access to pets while addressing safety needs.

Resources:
Joy For All - https://joyforall.com/

Subscribe Wherever You Enjoy Your Podcasts
Apple Podcasts: https://impct.live/applepodcast
Spotify Podcasts: https://impct.live/spotifypodcast
More Listening Options: https://impct.live/alnetworkpodcast