Tranquility with a dog

While I miss my Quantum Leap Imagewhen I am away, I benefit when an elder has a pet that I can supplement love to while I am away from home. Cooper is part of the loving a.m. package and I am thrilled that he is such a support to the kind women that he lives with and that love him unconditionally.

Cooper is a protector. ImageHe sits right by ‘Grandma’ as my client is referred to with Cooper. Although he is getting up there in age, the dog lumbers up on his arthritic legs to wander around the house like the good herder that he is, protecting the people within. He is happiest when everyone is in one room so that he is able to keep an eye on them!

Dogs are so good for elders to have in their presence. It has been proven over and over again that dogs provide a calming effect that helps keep hearts healthier, attitudes lighter and their mere presence provides a sense of companionship that many individuals lack when they get older. Dogs should really be considered a miracle drug because they are capable of saving people – even from themselves.

Besides the fact that Cooper is so good to and for his family, he also provides me with a sense of comfort; knowing that I have a dog that I can reach over and pet if I should ever feel any discomfort. Cooper is another form of displaying the fact that With Age Comes Respect! Dogs just seem to know where people seem to need to be reminded!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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