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In 2024, there are 386 pet friendly assisted living facilities in Mississippi. Mississippi residents can take advantage of many assisted living facilities that allow pets, cats and dogs. If you live in Mississippi and own a pet that you would like to take with you to an assisted living facility in Mississippi that accepts pets, look through the complete list of all pet-friendly assisted living communities in Mississippi and find one near you.

Mississippi Assisted Living

Mississippi has a variety of high-quality elderly care facilities, including assisted living homes that are pet friendly. The private rooms allow cats, and sometimes dogs depending on the provider.

Pet Friendly Assisted Living in Mississippi - General Amenities

Certain breeds of dogs and cats make phenomenal pets for senior citizens. Baby Boomers have more pets than we’ve ever seen before with seniors and for a good reason. Recent medical research has found a correlation between pet interaction and happiness.

Since many seniors struggle with loneliness as sons or daughters get busy with their own obligations or family, and friends may be unable to visit like they once did, pets are a welcome alternative. 

Pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, reduce depression and loneliness, provide opportunities for new learning, help stimulate the mind, and improve self-esteem among just a few of the primary benefits.

Assisted living communities in Mississippi with pets accepted are just like standard assisted living homes aside from cats, and sometimes dogs being allowed. The amenities are slightly different too.

Pet Friendly Amenities in Mississippi Assisted Living Facilities

Even if an assisted living facility is pet friendly to dogs and cats there are places within the complex that animals are not allowed. It usually includes rooms like the dining hall and library for obvious reasons.

However, apart from that most facilities have made themselves fully accommodating to pet owners.

A good pet friendly elderly care home should feature some type of outdoor grounds reserved for animals. Whether it is a walking trail that spans the perimeter of the property, or a fenced-in area where dogs can get unleashed - having some type of outdoor recreation facility is necessary.

The number of amenities for pets is definitely improving. Believe it or not but some assisted living centers now host scheduled events where pet owners can enroll in obedience training or exercise classes involving animals.

Assisted Living with Pets in Mississippi - Different Types of Pet Policies

In order to receive a complete list of rules regarding what is allowed at a senior citizen complex please check with the senior living provider. Every assisted living facility has its own set of distinct rules.

If the senior living facility is pet friendly you will likely need to sign some type of agreement that will go over the rules and also specify what could be grounds for removal of a pet if its behavior is detrimental to the senior complex.

Therefore, it is a great idea to examine the pet policy beforehand. Make sure you agree with all terms and conditions and can comply. There is nothing worse than signing a new lease, moving in with your pet, and then realizing after a few weeks you are violating a rule or unable to keep the animal under control.

Breeds like Shih Tzu, Pug, Boston Terrier, Poodle, Maltese and Pekingese are regarded as ideal dogs for the elderly.

The privilege of having a pet with you comes with added costs. The facility normally charges a pet deposit (often non-refundable) and may charge extra per month for having a cat or dog live with you.

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