PET@home Toolkit: Pets in Long-Term Care at Home

Activity: Talk or presentation typesConference contribution (without a publication)Academic


Peter will be presenting the development and components of the PET@home Toolkit, designed to support community care organisations in providing support to clients receiving long-term care at home with pets. The Toolkit has several primary objectives. Firstly, foster understanding of the positive roles that pets play in the lives of individuals receiving long-term care at home. Secondly, raise awareness regarding potential challenges related to pet care and the impact of pets on caregiving relationships. Thirdly, facilitate communication between clients and care providers regarding pet-related matters, encouraging them to establish clear agreements about pet care. Fourthly, ensure animal wellbeing.

Through the PET@home Toolkit, we hope to contribute to enabling individuals who long-term care at home to continue living with their pets for longer, while simultaneously strengthening the positive and minimising the negative outcomes of the presence of pets in the context of long-term home-based care. This benefits not only the clients and their caregivers but also ensures the wellbeing of the pets involved.
Period28 Oct 2023
Event titleIAHAIO 2023 Conference: Aging and Quality of life: Active Inclusion through Animal-Assisted Services
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational