THE EQUINE EDUCATION CENTER
“…just because they have to be in a long-term care setting doesn't mean their quality of life should stop just because they're here so as activity directors our jobs is to help them continue a quality of life no matter what level of participation they come from…it doesn't stop amazing me how simple programs like this can bring response from a resident that may not respond on a daily basis.”
-eyeofahorse.com video:Horses help the elderly
Senior residents of nursing homes are brought in wheel chairs outdoors in a natural setting where they can pet, brush, play fetch with or roll balls to the horses.
Like pet therapy, equine assisted therapy can support mental health along with the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults.
Nursing Home Activities
Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities
Pets and Seniors Companionship
Service Dogs for Elderly
Terminally Ill & Their Pets
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