They Don’t Judge, Just Love
There’s nothing like a visit from a four-legged animal to brighten anyone’s day. Family Hospice provides the right animal-assisted therapy team to help provide support and love to our patients and their families.
Certified therapy teams visit with patients wherever they reside – at home or professional care settings. For some patients, contact with these special animals evoke memories of pets in their lives.
“One of the most fundamental advantages of animal-assisted therapy over other therapeutic modalities is that it provides the patient a much-needed opportunity to give affection as well as receive it.” Dr. Andrew Weil
10 PERFECT BENEFITS
- Releases endorphins that have a calming effect
- Act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response
- Lifts spirits and lessens depression
- Encourages communication
- Provides comfort
- Increases socialization
- Reduces boredom
- Lowers anxiety
- Reduces loneliness
- Provides motivation to move
There is no additional charge for animal- assisted therapy. It is included as part of the hospice interdisciplinary team at Family Hospice and is funded by generous donations.
To make a donation or become a recognized sponsor to this worthy cause, click HERE to donate online, or send your tax-deductible contribution to 5110 West Main St., Belleville, IL 62226