One important "significant other" that often goes unrecognized in professional circles is the companion animal with whom many elders share their daily lives. Yet, more than a century ago, Florence Nightingale wrote that pets were excellent companions for patients confined by long-term illness. Why, then, should pets not make fine companions for elders in any state of-health?
|Publication Title||Geriatric Nursing|
|Notes||This article was used with permission by Elsevier|