Having a pet, such as a dog or a cat, may significantly improve your quality of life. Pets are like family to many people. They provide constant companionship and create opportunities for interaction, whether it is a game of fetch or a bit of snuggling on a rainy day. Pet ownership is a valuable investment for many people. At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, our assisted living community welcomes you and your pet to call our community home. For more information about the benefits of a pet-friendly community, please contact our team today at 405.451.5572.
What Are the Health Benefits of Pet Ownership?
There are several key benefits to owning a pet. While some people may not benefit from them, such as those who do not want the burden or the time investment, others see several advantages to welcoming a pet into their home. Some of the health benefits of pet ownership include:
- Pets increase opportunities to getting good exercise consistently.
- They may help to reduce blood pressure.
- Pets also create socialization opportunities, which is essential to mental health.
- They can help to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
- They can also help to reduce feelings of loneliness.
The more time you spend with a pet, the more likely you are to keep up with good habits. You’ll have to feed your pet through the day, make sure they have water, and get up and down to let them in and out of the home. All of this is good for your overall health.
Emotional support pets provide critical benefits for many. They provide companionship but also opportunities for engagement. For many people, pets seem to understand when times are complex and can give a bit of extra attention when that happens. These emotional support pets help to reduce your anxiety and keep depression at bay. They may even help to give your life a bit more of a purpose.
Why Choose a Pet-Friendly Community to Call Home
When choosing a place to grow older, you may want to look for a pet-friendly community. Seek out a location that offers amenities to meet your pet’s needs, such as areas for the pet to walk. You also want to choose a place that provides a home that’s spacious enough for your pet.
When you have a pet within an assisted living community, you create an opportunity to socialize with other pet owners. You also have the ability (and need) to meet that animal’s needs, such as taking them for a walk. Pet ownership in a program like this is often common – more people want to continue living with their pets than ever before. That’s a good thing!
Finding the Right Community for Pet Ownership
Choosing the right location for your needs is more than just selecting a community that allows pets. It’s always important to choose a community to call home that offers all of the amenities and senior living services you need.
At Wickshire Senior Living Norman, we offer a range of assisted living community options and programs to assist you, including:
If you are interested in bringing your pet with you, remember that our location is here to help make the process easier to manage. Let’s talk about how your pet can fit into our community and how we can meet your needs.
Find Your Next Home with Wickshire Senior Living Norman
Is pet ownership important to you? If so, consider making the move to Wickshire Senior Living Norman. Our location can provide all of the amenities and senior living services you and your pet need to live a happy lifestyle. Let our professionals answer all of your calls at 405.451.5572 or reach out to us online now for more information.