If you have or have had parents in a healthcare facility you know the importance of good care. I shot the photos attached at a facility in San Marcos, Texas where the animals live with the residents.
Your health involves more than just medical care. Many factors of good health are behavioral. Sympathy and empathy are part of the connection between humans and domesticated animals.
It is well known that letting nursing home patients hold and pet cats and dogs has strong therapeutic values. Watching fish swim in an aquarium has been demonstrated to lower blood pressure. It works!