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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.

New study: Can pets help reduce elder loneliness and social isolation in at-risk groups?

Research driven by the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA) is set to investigate whether bonding with animals can reduce loneliness and social isolation in at-risk groups.

A galloping good time as pet therapy ponies trot into aged care facility

Neigh-sayers were few and far between recently as a different breed of pet therapy cantered into the Arcare Brighton community in bayside, Melbourne.

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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