At Regency Retirement Village of Tuscaloosa we believe it’s not truly home without family, and that includes your pets. At our pet friendly assisted living community, your furry friends are just as welcome as you are. We love your pets too, and we understand the joy and meaning animals can add to our lives. In fact, there are a lot of science-based benefits associated with being a pet owner.
Pets, and dogs in particular, make us feel less alone. Having a pet means having a built in buddy and companion, offering unconditional love, emotional support, and all the cuddles you can stand. We understand at Regency that having a pet helps to battle social isolation for our senior residents, and we are in total support of that.
Encourage You to Stay Active
Having a dog is also beneficial because they encourage you to get up and move! It’s so important to stay physically active as much as we can, and having a dog helps to encourage that activity. In fact, it’s been said that dog owners spend approximately 300 hours per week walking their dogs.
Help You Manage Stress
Interaction with our pets also helps reduce stress. That companionship you feel with a pet dog or cat provides comfort, eases worry, and can even lower blood pressure, heart rate, and relax muscle tension. In fact, in a study at Washington State University, it was discovered that just 10 minutes of petting a dog can have a significant impact in reduction of cortisol levels, also known as “the stress hormone.”
So if you’re looking for pet friendly assisted living arrangements for yourself or for a loved one, we’d love to talk. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about pets at Regency, and we love getting to know our residents’ sweet fur babies when they join us at our community.