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Benefits of Animal Therapy

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Did you know that spending time around pets can significantly help those with physical, mental, or behavioral problems? Here are a few ways that animal therapy can benefit you.

1. Focus

Those with learning disabilities or handicaps can benefit significantly from animal therapy as it encourages them to focus and exercise fine motor skills.

2. Self-Esteem

Caring for an animal establishes a sense of pride and accomplishment in a person, which helps improve self-esteem by boosting their sense of self-worth.

3. Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that being around animals can considerably impact lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart failure and heart disease.

4. Depression

Anxiety, depression, and grief have all been vastly improved with animal therapy.

5. Chronic Pain

Those suffering from chronic pain can see improvement from animal therapy. Exercise and interaction with the animals will take a person’s mind off their pain and provide relief.

Country Court Skilled Nursing Center is proud to provide the best possible service to our residents and families. Call us today at 740-397-4125 to learn more about our facility and services.

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