An examination of pet ownership among elderly caregivers and how it contributes to their well-being
Date of Award
Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
As the older population increases, there is a need for increased support for caregivers most of them older themselves. Owning a pet may providesome of this support. This study looked at caregivers age 55 and older of brain-impaired adults and examined whether or not the social support provided by pets during the caregiving time contributes to their well-being.
Fiello, Cynthia Ann, "An examination of pet ownership among elderly caregivers and how it contributes to their well-being" (2002). Theses Digitization Project. 2063.