Why Is It Important for Senior Living To Be Pet-Friendly?

Anyone who has pets knows that they aren’t just companions; they are family. They are there to greet you when you come home and miss you while you’re away. Having a pet means having a friend to cuddle with or sit next to while you enjoy your morning coffee. They love us just as we are and bring meaning to our lives.

Pets Enhance Seniors’ Lives

Pets are especially beneficial for seniors who may have transitioned from living with family or a partner to living alone. Of course, when you have a pet, you’re never really alone. Research suggests that pets can provide important social interaction and protect against loneliness, which has been linked to health decline in older adults. Pets help us stay on a routine and keep us more active; both are also benefits for seniors.

Of course, pet ownership is not without some challenges, but the benefits far outweigh them. That’s why it is so important to find a senior living community that is pet-friendly and values the joy that pets bring to our lives, like Gaines Park Senior Living.

Life at Gaines Park

At Gaines Park Senior Living, our mission is to provide the necessary care and accommodations for you to be at your best. Because Gaines Park is a senior living community, we offer a more welcoming and exciting atmosphere than most nursing homes in Kennesaw, GA. With an excellent list of amenities, which include life enrichment activities, well-balanced dietary services, and general maintenance, you will find the personal comfort level you need to call us home. We’re long-time, active members of the community, and we focus on providing a family-like atmosphere for you and your pet. In fact, we appreciate animals of all kinds around here!

Gaines Park Senior Living | Senior couple and their family holding a dog
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Our personal care services offer assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like bathing, grooming, and/or dressing, helping you get back to spending time with your buddy. We also step in and help with monitoring your medications, housekeeping, and laundry, and scheduled transportation for errands and doctors’ appointments. We manage many of life’s hassles so that you don’t have to. You’ll also enjoy plenty of amenities like:

  • Chef-prepared meals (We won’t tell if you sneak some leftovers for the dog.)
  • Resident-inspired activity program, exercise three days/week
  • Church service every Sunday
  • Live entertainment
  • Private studio or one-bedroom suites
  • Month-to-month leases include meals, basic utilities, Wi-Fi, cable, weekly housekeeping, and laundry services.
  • Beauty salon
  • Activity room with billiards table
  • Podiatrist visits available

Personal care at Gaines Park means more time to spend with your furry family members and more time for fun activities.

If you’re a pet lover and considering a move to senior living, Gaines Park is the perfect place for you and your pet. Enjoy meeting new friends and coming home to your spacious apartment to be greeted by your four-legged companion. They’ll think you’ve been gone for days when it’s only been an hour and will be delighted to see you!

 

Would you like to learn more about what your days could be like with us?

We’re locally owned and operated, and we’re here for you. Contact us today to set up a tour of our community and have lunch on us! We’ll welcome you and your pet with open arms.

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