Recently, I’ve had a few families reach out with concerns about a senior loved one who needs care, but who refuses to move to an assisted living community because they have a pet (or 2 or 3) that they simply cannot leave behind. This is understandable given that so many of us consider our pets to be family members, and pets are wonderful companions for seniors, helping to keep them engaged, busy and connected with the world around them.
The good news is that more communities are allowing seniors to bring along Fido or Tabby. These communities will typically require a non-refundable pet deposit between $300-500. They also generally will require that the senior have the ability to provide the necessary care for the pet. This requirement can be tricky for some, so we have found a few communities that are able to assist with pet care, if necessary.
If you’re having trouble finding a pet-friendly assisted living community, call your CarePatrol Senior Care Advisor for assistance.