TTHA’s pet friendly approach makes residents happier
Extensive research suggests significant health benefits accrue through the bonds people forge with their pets. Pets decrease feelings of loneliness and isolation, increase social interaction and provide purpose and meaning to the lives of their owners.
For many of us, bringing our furry friends with us when we retire is an important factor to consider when choosing a facility to live in.
TTHA believes that pets contribute to community feeling and encourage friendships between residents.
Elderly pet owners separated from their animal companions when pets cannot be accommodated in aged care facilities often experience an extra layer of profound grief at a time when they are already experiencing a great sense of loss and sadness.
Although TTHA has some guidelines, we welcome our residents who own pets.