Support Animals Are Healthy For The Elderly

Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home in Mesa AZ Loves Animals for the Elderly!


There are many things that can soothe your soul, but sometimes our best remedies come from animals. Not only can they give us a better sense of well-being, but they can also be great service animals as we get older. They could help with many medical challenges like difficulties with seeing, hearing mobility, seizures, diabetic alerts etc.


Another benefit of having a support animal is they help decrease stress. If someone is feeling lonely, or struggling with some mental issues like anxiety or depression, an animal can help lift their mood. A lot changes as people get older and live in an Assisted Living Home. The life and support they once knew will change drastically and they will crave stability. Dogs and cats can help provide companionship and support through the transition that was once provided by people.


Animals are also known to bring people together. If you’re able to take your dog on a walk, or have others visit, many people will connect with you who share the same similar interests of loving animals. Not only will the dog bring you fulfillment and joy, but your relationships and memories will also grow as you share your dog with other animal lovers.


Animals can help create a new sense of well-being and give a person something to look forward to. Not only does it take the focus off of your own struggles and hardships, it turns your attention to caring for something other than yourself. Animals give unconditional love in return as we do our best to take care of them. Overall, animals are proven to have a positive effect on anyone who has the chance to own one.


Fairbrook Grove Assisted Living Home in Mesa Az residents love animals and have had dogs living in our home for years. Not only have these animals brought our residents joy, but also comfort to have a little animal around. Our little dog, Zillow, is the star of the show during church services, begging for treats and greeting visitors. Maybe you’re an animal person or not, but we’ve had wonderful experiences with our residents with our emotional support animals.


May you find joy in loving animals!


The Fairbrook Grove Management Team

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