HomeCare Magazine: Robotic Pets Shown to Have Positive Impact on Patients and Their Families

Pilot study finds Joy for All robotic companion pets improve interactions, behaviors and quality of life in hospice dementia patients.

It has been widely reported that animal-assisted therapy can help individuals cope with stress, reduce depression, prevent loneliness and improve socialization. However, for a home health or hospice patient, a pet can also be burdensome. The added responsibility of caring for a pet is often too much for the patient and their family.

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