Find Pet Friendly Senior Living in Montana
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In 2023, there are 288 pet friendly assisted living facilities in Montana. Montana residents can take advantage of many assisted living facilities that allow pets, cats and dogs. If you live in Montana and own a pet that you would like to take with you to an assisted living facility in Montana that accepts pets, look through the complete list of all pet-friendly assisted living communities in Montana and find one near you.
Montana Assisted Living
Senior assisted living facilities in Montana are aware that seniors benefit in many ways from pet ownership. Two-thirds of all U.S. households have pets. The statistics have vastly increased in the retirement age of 65+. Seniors have found a number of reasons as to why having a pet is a huge bonus. Health benefits of pets for seniors are indisputable. Not only do cats and dogs help their retired owners to get more exercise and stay active, pets also help seniors to stay mentally healthy as there's significantly less risk of developing depression for elderly pet owners.
Pet Friendly Assisted Living in Montana - General Amenities
It was a sad reality that in the past seniors had no choice but to abandon a favorite cat or dog when it came time to relocate to an assisted living community. These facilities used to not allow pets, and really had no exceptions to the rule.
Pet policies in assisted living homes are starting to change as more seniors desire to include dogs and cats in private residences. Pet friendly assisted living centers in Montana are just like regular assisted living homes with the exception of cats, and sometimes dogs living with their owners.
General amenities still exist for senior citizens including daily meal servings, housekeeping, coordinated activities, group exercise, social events, visitation hours, and transportation services.
Staff is available in assisted living complexes to help with medication management, hygiene, transport, personal grooming, and other minor health concerns.
Pet Friendly Amenities in Montana Assisted Living Facilities
Seniors have a special bond with pets as cats and dogs help keep elderly owners physically active, provide a sense of purpose, deliver companionship, and help with stress and depression.
Therefore, more assisted living communities in Montana are becoming pet friendly. Amenities specific to animals is what makes it pet friendly. In addition to being allowed in private residences, the facility will likely have places indoors and outdoors designated for animals.
The most common amenity for pets in assisted living complexes is an outdoor recreation area. Whether a walking path or fenced in area, pets (especially dogs) need a place to unwind, stretch their legs, use the restroom, and socialize with other animals.
Additionally, some of the premier assisted living centers in Montana that are pet friendly also provide advanced services like visiting veterinarians, pet spas, pet grooming facilities, and pet sitting or walking services.
Assisted Living with Pets in Montana - Different Types of Pet Policies
Montana pet friendly assisted living communities have terms and conditions regarding what types of animals, and how many are allowed on the grounds.
While more facilities are becoming pet friendly that does not necessarily mean they allow dogs too. Cats are more common because they require less attention and many of them are perfectly comfortable with being indoors all, or most of the day.
Dogs usually have more restrictions. Often the best principle is to ideally have a smaller size dog. Larger dogs are noisy, hard to control, and can get destructive. Smaller dogs are usually more comfortable living indoors for most of the day and when properly trained do not bark constantly. Ideally the senior is comfortable and capable of looking after their pet after transitioning to a senior living home.
Please contact the assisted living community for more specifics regarding their pet policy. Each assisted living facility has its own distinct guidelines regarding what types of animals are allowed, how many pets, size and breed restrictions, as well as general rules that all pet owners must follow.
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