Nothing beats the unconditional love of a pet!

Patients often feel isolated and even the most withdrawn seem to open up and let barriers down when therapy dogs or therapy miniature horses are around.  The companionship of an undemanding animal that gives unconditional love, is often one of the most missed aspects of a patient’s life.

Research continues to validate the very real value of this type of therapy in a palliative care setting, such as a hospice.

Pets as Therapy owners and their animals kindly volunteer their time with the aim of bringing comfort in addition to medical skills and nursing care.

These unique services are offered by both the Delta Therapy Dogs Program and Nolton Park Healing Horses.

For further information and to find out how you can access or support these services, please contact THRF Group – Palliative Care on 8243 0320.

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