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  1. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  2. Zoonotic disease risks for immunocompromised and other high-risk clients and staff: promoting safe pet ownership and contact

    Contributor(s):: Stull, J. W., Stevenson, K. B.

    Pets can be a source of disease (zoonoses) for humans. The disease risks associated with pet contact are highest among young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and immunocompromised hosts. These individuals and household members display limited knowledge of pet-associated disease, rarely...

  3. Fairfax Pets On Wheels, Inc.

    Fairfax Pets On Wheels brings together loving companion pets and Fairfax County residents of nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. FPOW is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Fairfax Area Agency on Aging. Since 1987, we’ve provided pet visitation through a...

  4. The effects of group and individual animal-assisted therapy on loneliness in residents of long-term care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Banks, M. R., Banks, W. A.

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been shown to reduce the loneliness of residents in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). In this study, we determined the relative contribution of socialization (human-human bonding) and human-animal bonding as mechanisms by which AAT reduces loneliness. Residents...

  5. Animal-Assisted Health Care

    Contributor(s):: Shelkey, Mary, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval

  6. Pet Ownership Among Older Adults

    Contributor(s):: The Editoral Staff,, Capezuti, Liz, Malone, Michael L., Katz, Paul R., Mezey, Mathy Doval

  7. Friends for Folks

    Contributor(s):: Clayton, Susan L.

  8. One-to-one therapeutic recreation activities for the bed and/or room bound

    Contributor(s):: Forsythe, Emma

    Describes several types of therapeutic activities that can be utilized by the recreation professional when planning programs for the isolated nursing home resident. Four components of milieu therapy are discussed: reality orientation, sensory stimulation, remotivation therapy, and...

  9. Predictors of elderly happiness

    Contributor(s):: Kehn, Diane J.

    Investigated the influence of living arrangements and other variables on the happiness and life satisfaction of noninstitutionalized elders. The dependent variable, level of happiness, was measured using the Life Satisfaction Index (LSI). Independent variables were living arrangements (with...

  10. Programming quality services for older adults in long-term care facilities

    Contributor(s):: Rancourt, Ann M.

    Discusses the need to provide quality services for older adults in long term care (LTC) facilities and suggests changes that LTC professionals should make in the 1990s. Approximately 5 percent of those over 65, or 1.75 million people, are institutionalized in nursing homes. Some have lost...

  11. Characteristics of 24 cases of animal hoarding in Spain

    Contributor(s):: Calvo, P., Duarte, C., Bowen, J., Bulbena, A., Fatjo, J.

    Animal hoarding is considered to be an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few published studies on animal hoarding are available in the scientific literature, particularly outside North America. The present study was designed to obtain data on animal...

  12. Animal companions and one-year survival of patients after discharge from a coronary care unit

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    | Contributor(s):: Erika Friedmann, Aaron Honori Katcher, James Lynch, Sue Ann Thomas

    This study looked at the effects of social isolation and social support on the survival of patients whowere hospitalized in a CCU with a diagnosis of MI or angina pectoris (AP). Social factors have been reportedto account for some of the variation in the incidence of MI and AP (25,28), but...

  13. Blood pressure and other heart measures not affected by pets

  14. Animals as neglected members of the family studies of death and dying

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, Jeffery D., Martinez, Cheryl

  15. Building human habitats [Part 2]: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Other Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, William H.

  16. Pet therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Saxon, Sue V., Etten, Mary Jean

  17. Pets and Loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, John C., Queen, Janel

  18. Pets and the Elderly

    | Contributor(s):: Frazier, Billie H., Hayes, Kathleen C.

  19. 'Sea-ing' results: an aquarium can help boost Alzheimer's patients' appetites

    | Contributor(s):: Lakdawalla, Pervin

  20. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa