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Dr Janette Young

The many benefits of hosting companion animals in aged care: new research

Researchers at UniSA are calling for the Federal Government to mandate financial support for pets in aged care to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of residents. The call follows a project that's been exploring a practical model of hosting companion animals in aged care, including foster animals and personal pets.

Helpful new assessment tool for gauging suitability of different pets in aged care homes

Australian academics, veterinarians, health and consumer representatives have joined forces to launch a new tool to assess whether individual pets can safely be accommodated in aged care homes.

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