It’s A Zoo In Here: How These Animal Visitors Are Brightening Nursing Homes


Was there an escape from the petting zoo? Nope, not here! Directors at the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley encourage staff and visitors to bring their own pets to make residents smile and brighten their days. In the video below, Travis the llama, along with his chicken and dog friends, bring kisses and their calm presence, increasing participation and decreasing patient stress levels.

A retirement community in Seattle uses a similar method. Learn more about Mr. Pickles the cat.

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