It is convenient and efficient to be able to receive products or services in your place of residency. Seniors in Columbus can take advantage of homecare products and services available their area. Pets can be a welcomed addition to the home. Pets with seniors may be helpful for assisting in care of medical or mental conditions, such as blindness or depression, but in many situations pets are merely companions. Caring for pets as a senior or aging person can become difficult. There are products for pets which limit the amount of daily care needed to be provided for the animal. Automatic feeders or water bowls ensure that the pet is receiving adequate water and food. Other Columbus homecare products can help seniors to be able to reach a pet; like dog stairs or ramps to allow the pet to come to the senior. Special harnesses and leashes prevent the pet from tugging or pulling too hard should your aging loved one be able to clip and walk a pet. Cat litter boxes with special cat litter reduce the amount of times a week that a cat litter box will need to be cleaned. Indoor pet wetting products are available with a faux green grass yard and collection bin to reduce the amount of times a pet would need to be taken out to use the bathroom. Services in the home to assist with the care of a pet include dog walkers, veterinarians who make house calls, in home or on-site pet grooming, fecal removal services to remove the feces from the yard area and home care helpers who are able to restock and refill water or food containers on a regular basis.
Pets can be beneficial for an aging loved one’s morale and overall mental health. Pets can increase cognitive awareness and keep the mind stimulated. Animals in the home can be a companion for aging loved ones; preventing depression and loneliness. Specially trained dogs may be able to recognize seizures or be training to guide those who have experienced blindness. Dogs may also alert elders of a visitor or deter an intruder so they may be considered a security feature in the home.
Pet services are available which are tailored to the needs of your aging loved one. Seniors may need more assistance with pets in the home than those other adults hiring pet services. Your aging loved one may not be able to bend or lift to change the litter in the cat litter box. Columbus home care helpers can provide assistance with all sorts of daily living activities and in some cases assistance with pets.
In many cases, it is impossible for your aging loved one to transport a pet for grooming or veterinary services. There are service companies available which are able to provide pet grooming in the home or on-site in specially designed vans with grooming capabilities. Some veterinarians provide house calls and can treat your aging loved one’s pet in the home without the worry or hassle of transporting a pet.
Some pets, like dogs, may require physical exercise such as walking or running in which your aging loved one is unable to facilitate. A dog walking service may be available in your area to provide this service for your aging loved one.