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Heartland Mini Hoofs
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Heartland Mini Hoofs is a special type of animal assisted program that serves the needs of many Central Illinois residents. We love to meet new friends at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living...
Animals in Ohio long-term care facilities
| Reports | Contributor(s): Jason Stull, Tim Landers, Chelsea Fauver
There is strong evidence that animals provide many health benefits to residents living in a long-term care facility (Nursing Home). Although animals may provide benefits to this population, there...
Mini Therapy Horses
It is hard to describe the effect that these visits have on all the people who interact with our horses. It is easy to say that these horses are fun and cute—they are so much more than that....
Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia
| Theses | Contributor(s): Christine Olsen
Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging...
Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sarah Ann Kintz
Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental...
CAREing Paws, Inc. is a local group of registered therapy teams in Georgia that conduct visits in places such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools. We are a network of compassionate...
Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses, Inc.
Our mission is to bring smiles to everyone by sharing the love from our little horses with big hearts. Our little horses have been effective in helping people who are withdrawn to open up and...
Kindly Canines was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.
Our team is made up...
Paws of Love Therapy Dogs
The program was established to provide comfort, company and assistance for those in healthcare and education facilities throughout the community. We believe that life is more precious when...
Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley
Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers and their pets who perform animal assisted activities with patients in nursing homes, hospitals, shelters,...
Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults
| Theses | Contributor(s): Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan
Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress....
The Psychological Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy on Elderly Nursing Home Patients
| Theses | Contributor(s): Sophia M. Elliott
This literature review of the benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is centered on four scholarly articles published in major psychological journals discussing the reduction of loneliness,...
An Interdisciplinary Approach of Animal Assisted Therapy for the Special Needs Children
| Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Victor Chitic
The study investigates the dynamic of verbal and non-verbal communication in the context of Animal Assisted Therapy for children with special needs, using ethological and sociometrical methods...
Animals Asia’s Dr Dog is an innovative animal-assisted therapy programme that provides people in need with what they need most – a best friend. The programme is also changing the way...
National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc.
National Capital Therapy Dogs, Inc. (NCTD) is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides animal-assisted therapy to many people in health facilities, shelters, schools and libraries....
Animal Therapy for Elderly with Memory Disorders : A Literature Review
| Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Powell
Memory loss is not a natural and normal part of ageing, but rather a symptom of a disease process. Most individuals with memory loss experience emotional distress or behavioral problems. There is...
A systematic mapping review of animal-assisted therapies for adults with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias : implications for occupational therapy
| Theses | Contributor(s): Michelle Rose
The objective of this thesis was to map the current state of knowledge of animal-assisted therapies (AAT) for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) and to derive...
Florida Service Dogs
Florida Service Dogs, Inc. was founded in February 1999. We are a small IRS 501c3 approved Florida non-profit corporation.
We rely solely on our qualified volunteers and your donations. We...
Pawsitive Pets, Inc. pet assisted therapy services works with rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, hospitals, hospice, public libraries, schools and more....
Dog visitation's impact on seniors' social support: comparing group and individual conditions
| Theses | Contributor(s): Lindsay Burton
Introduction: Social support (SS) is an important determinant of senior health. Dogs are an underutilized modality for seniors’ SS promotion, and dog visitation programs are emerging to...