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    Welcome to Nurturing Therapy for Seniors, a space dedicated to exploring innovative approaches to supporting the emotional and social well-being of our cherished older adults. As we age, life takes on new dimensions, and navigating these changes can sometimes present challenges. This blog delves into the power of Nurturing Therapy, a unique approach that utilizes the positive impact of observation and interaction with babies and realistic-looking companion animals to bring comfort, purpose, and joy to senior residents.

    seniors holding a baby under the Nurturing Therapy

    This therapy with observations and family support can bring much comfort and joy to many people. Most residents at some point in their lives have had close bonds with babies and much-loved pets, so the benefits of introducing them back into their lives can be comforting giving them a sense of purpose, bringing back joyful memories, and having positive effects.

    So many wonderful animals and babies are on the market now with lifelike characteristics like opening eyes, breathing up and down, and purring. We should encourage residents to choose their baby from two or three options. If a bond forms, residents must not share their babies.

    Residents could have a bassinet in their room with changing tables and baby clothes, or a designated area for a baby nursery with several bassinets, etc. Like real parents, Residents need breaks from the babies from time to time. Therefore, caregivers should put the babies down for sleep and meals. Virtual pets can be introduced when a resident is upset, agitated, or feeling down. To see an elderly person cuddle, talk to, sing to, and smile to these babies and pets is truly worth the effort. 

    a senior getting attached to the baby under Nurturing Therapy Session

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