The Benefits of Having Pets for Seniors


As a leading Home Care Agency in Monterey, California, many of our clients ask us for ways to improve the lives of their elderly loved ones. Apart from providing caregivers or Meal Preparation, one of our best recommendations is that the elderly live with a pet.

There are many reasons why seniors can have pets. In our experience as a provider of Personal Care in California, they are quite beneficial. Here are some of them:

  • The elderly are prone to isolation and the feeling of loneliness. Having pets as companions can help reduce these feelings and promote their mental health.
  • Interaction with pets can provide an outlet for the elderly to have some physical activity. Physical activity can help reduce cardiovascular disease. Dogs are very efficacious conduits for this.
  • Pets are good social ice breakers, potentially providing a good opportunity for having social interaction for the elderly.

While pets are beneficial for the elderly, they come with responsibilities that not all seniors can perform. This is where getting the assistance of a care provider with Pet Care services comes in. A care provider will be able to feed, groom, and provide other services to make sure pets are healthy to perform their function.

Ileini’s Care, Inc. is a premier provider of care services. We also specialize in taking care of pets. If you have a loved one that needs our services, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Start by calling 831-375-CARE(2273) or sending us an email at

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