From a psychological and social perspective, a pet therapy ranch serves an unequaled purpose of bringing seniors closer to animals and nature. All animals are kept in a farm setting, free from pain, injury or suffering, and are delighted by the attention they receive from seniors, too.
Whether young or old, people love the chance to get up close and personal with animals. Our residents always look forward to heading out to the pet farm ranch for a tranquil day with nature.
Touching and petting animals provides a healing element that humans have known for centuries. Although, we have always known that dogs are our best friends, we sometimes forget, that they remain our best friends, regardless of how old we are. They continue to help provide a higher quality of life for seniors, and they produce a very calming effect.
There is a spontaneous reaction between our residents and the animals that promotes trust and understanding. They encourage our residents to appreciate and enjoy life, in addition to the overall support and affection that they provide.
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