It is widely recognized that pets bring an immeasurable sense of happiness and companionship to individuals’ lives. Not to mention, science-backed research suggests that pets also reduce stress and anxiety, as well as provide relief from depression and loneliness.
However, owning and caring for a live pet may not be feasible for everyone. Thankfully, there’s an alternative option for the residents at Bradford Ecumenical Home. The “Joy for All” Companion cat “Fluffy” is one of three lifelike interactive robotic pets that residents can snuggle with and enjoy. Companion pets feature built-in sensors, giving them a realistic look, sound and feel. The life-like cats respond to touch and have the ability to purr, snuggle and even roll over.
Bringing this unique interactive experience to residents gives them a sense of purpose that’s linked to owning a pet without the added responsibility.
Not to mention, “Joy for All” companion pets have been proven to provide benefits similar to owning a live pet. Additionally, animal therapy is confirmed to have positive effects for those with dementia.
The therapy is proven to boost mood, increase mental stimulation and alleviate agitation and behavioral episodes. Not to mention, pets (whether real or life-like) offer a soothing presence and, most importantly, provide happiness to those interacting with them. It’s safe to say that Fluffy and its fellow life-like furry robotic friends at Bradford Ecumenical Home will receive lots of precious cuddles and love from their very delighted “owners”.