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Pets Bringing Joy: Supporting Visits at Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation


May 15, 2024
At Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, we understand the importance of pets in our residents' lives. That's why we welcome furry companions to visit their loved ones in our skilled nursing facility, recognizing the positive impact they have on well-being and happiness.

Research consistently shows that interactions with pets can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and elevate mood. For our residents, having their beloved pets by their side during their stay enhances their overall experience and emotional well-being.

To facilitate these visits, we've implemented pet-friendly policies and guidelines to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Pets must be up-to-date on vaccinations, well-behaved, and under the control of their owners at all times.

During pet visits, we witness heartwarming moments as residents reconnect with their furry friends. The joy and comfort these visits bring are palpable, creating cherished memories for both residents and their pets.

One such visit occurs with Mr. Thomas Guenther and his beloved dog Bandit. Despite the recent transition to the facility, Katherine, Mr. Guenther's wife, ensures that Bandit's visits remain a regular occurrence., offering Mr. Guenther a source of comfort and familiarity.



Our pet visitation program is part of our commitment to person-centered care, acknowledging the unique bond between individuals and their pets. We recognize the therapeutic benefits of these interactions and strive to incorporate them into our care philosophy.

At Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, we celebrate the companionship of pets and the positive impact they have on our residents' lives. We encourage families to consider arranging pet visits as part of their loved one's care plan, knowing that these moments contribute to a holistic approach to wellness.

For more information about life at Mentor Ridge Health and Rehabilitation, contact our administrative team at (440) 299-5500 or through the button below.

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