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The Role of Therapy Dogs in Nursing Homes

by Howard Gerber on June 28, 2012

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Nursing homes were one of the first institutions to welcome therapy dogs and allow them to interact with patients. They were originally welcomed because of the instant empathetic connection they were able to make with most patients and continue to be welcomed in part because of the increase in patient communication when the animals are brought in. [continue reading…]