ElderCarelink Blog

Pet Therapy in Eldercare is Culturally Sensitive

by Isabel Fawcett, SPHR
December 31st, 2010 at 11:59 am

While some caregivers and nursing home personnel share magical stories about various pet and elder interactions in nursing homes and caring at home circumstances, the success of pet-elder interactions is also culturally influenced. It would be shortsighted for those of us who are unpaid or paid caregivers to assume otherwise. As Dr. Stephen Covey has said, “Seek first to understand.” Dr. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People easily applies to caregiving.

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