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Looking after your pets

Looking after your pets
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Pet Care

Living with pets can be a beneficial and enjoyable experience for older people, but there comes a point where taking care of a pet might prove too much of a challenge.

This needn’t be the case with Midian’s Personal Care or Awake/Sleep-In Care.  Your loved one can receive the support they need to keep living with pets – whether it’s an old companion or a new addition.

Why pets can be so beneficial to older people?
Pets provide companionship, mental stimulation, exercise, a sense of daily order and moments of affection, all of which take on increasing importance as people age.

Whether getting out and walking the dog, or reading on the sofa while stroking the cat, pets can be the source of treasured domestic moments.

According to the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS), pets can have a positive effect on older people’s health and wellbeing in several ways, including:

  • Alleviating loneliness by providing companionship
  • Providing a sense of purpose and structure in daily life
  • Increasing attentiveness to self-care and nutritional needs
  • Enhancing a perception of wellbeing
  • Minimizing GP visits for minor conditions
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing verbal aggression and anxiety in people with Alzheimer’s
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There might well come a time when your loved one is no longer able to care for their pet.  This could be due to a deterioration in their overall condition, or as the result of a move into residential care.

In such circumstances, your loved one would be faced with a difficult decision that could have a significant emotional impact.

Midian Care can help avoid this possibility by supporting your loved one in their own home.  The Midian Care team can complete any pet-care tasks your loved one is finding difficult, and take on responsibility for actions they’re no longer able to carry out.

Our team can carry out the following tasks for pets:

  • Buying food, toys and other pet-care products
  • Ensuring they’re given regular food and water
  • Taking them for walks and visits to vets
  • Monitoring their safety and wellbeing
  • Grooming and washing them as needed
  • Cleaning up any mess they might make

This will give you and your loved one the assurance that their pet is being cared for to the highest possible standard, while also enabling your loved one to keep spending quality time with them.

With pets providing a host of benefits in terms of physical and emotional health, it is worth considering every option to ensure your loved one can remain with their companion.

Unlike many other forms of care, domiciliary care recognises these positive effects and ensures the best possible care standards for both your loved one and their pet.

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Midian Care strives to do more than meeting your physical needs and keeping you safe in your own home.  We want to provide a service that enriches your life and gives you the fulfilment that you deserve.

Midian Care goes beyond the usual services that many homecare companies provide.

Midian Care Facts

We put you first, every time. Our aim is to provide the standard of care that we would want for our own families.

  • Fully trained carers and experienced management staff
  • 30 min calls, once a week through to complex and dementia care
  • Respite care, companionship and domestic services available.
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