A pet can be beneficial to the well-being of residents and patients. The response of residents and patients who miss their pets is recognised and family or carers are encouraged to visit with pets.
The loss of a relationship with a pet may cause added distress especially to aged care residents when they make their home at Boort District Health.
Boort District Health has a visiting pets program and we understand the importance of animals in people’s lives.
Pets are important in the following ways:
If you are planning to bring a pet on a visit to Boort District Health please contact the Nurse Unit Manager for advice about how to proceed.