Home care and pets

Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, or another beloved animal, research shows that having a pet can have significant emotional and social benefits. This is especially true as we get older and social interactions with the community may naturally decline. However, as people age, so do their needs. If you or your loved one require extra assistance around the home or with personal care, you may benefit from personalised home care services.

As a pet owner, this begs the question: can I keep my pet if I have homecare? Yes! Read on to learn more about the pet-friendly home care in Romford we provide and how it can be the perfect solution for you, your loved one, and your pet. 

The benefits of owning a pet

Pets serve as loyal companions, particularly for ageing adults who may have less regular contact with family or friends. But having a furry friend around the home can not only bring joy, it can also have a beneficial effect on your health and wellbeing. 

Caring for a pet brings purpose, routine, and consistency to a person’s schedule. The presence of a pet also promotes feelings of safety and security. Pets also provide consistent companionship that can reduce symptoms of depression and provide comfort. The act of stroking a pet is proven to have a calming and relaxing effect, which can even help lower blood pressure. 

Home care and your changing needs

Home care is professional and personalised care provided in the comfort of a person’s home to support a person’s changing needs. The goal of our home care service is to empower a person’s independence and promote physical and mental wellbeing by ensuring they have the additional support they require to live well – all within the familiarity of their home. 

You can rely on our compassionate carers to help with personal care such as washing and dressing, preparing nutritious meals, keeping the house tidy, running errands, accompanying you to appointments or on social outings, and so much more. Whatever you need, we’re here to provide the support and companionship necessary to keep you safe and happy at home. 

Our pet-friendly home care services 

As pet lovers, we understand the pleasure owning a pet can bring to one’s life. We also recognise the social and emotional benefits of having a pet. 

The beauty of home care is that as your needs change, there’s no need to separate from your beloved animal in order to get the additional assistance required. This is one of the main benefits of home care vs a care home. 

To ensure you get to continue to enjoy the company of your precious pet, we’ll match you with a carer who understands and appreciates animals just as much as you do. Together, you can share the joy of looking after your pet. 

Get in touch 

Our compassionate home care services are here to support you or your loved one from the comfort of your home so that you can continue to enjoy the company of your beloved pet, despite any changing needs. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our home care services, please do not hesitate to get in touch or give us a call on 0800 999 3447.