Regional Medical Center in Manchester is resuming Pet Therapy services for their patients.
Pet Therapy uses dogs to help patients cope with health issues. Potential benefits include reducing pain, stress, fatigue and depression in hospital patients.
Jo Schreck, a local volunteer therapy dog handler, will bring Pearl, a pet therapy dog, to visit RMC’s patients in the inpatient area of the hospital.
This is an optional service for patients and provided at no cost.
(photo courtesy of RMC)