Alliance Homecare Partners with Beau the Rescue to Launch Pet Therapy Sessions for Seniors and Home Health Aides

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Alliance Homecare – a concierge home health care provider serving individuals and families in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, has partnered with Beau the Rescue to offer one-on-one pet therapy sessions for seniors and their Alliance home health aides. The collaboration brings “man’s best friend” into clients’ homes for quality pet interaction, reinforcing the Alliance’s high-touch approach.

Beau the Rescue looking smart in front of the Alliance Homecare offices.

We’re very excited to introduce Beau the Rescue to our client population. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the lives of our clients and increase interaction and activity in the home, Beau is the perfect addition to our service offerings.

Alliance Homecare – a concierge home health care provider serving individuals and families in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley, has partnered with Beau the Rescue to offer one-on-one pet therapy sessions for seniors and their Alliance home health aides. The collaboration brings “man’s best friend” into clients’ homes for quality pet interaction, reinforcing the Alliance’s high-touch approach.

Beau, a rescue from MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue, was a neglect case; unwanted and unloved, he was placed on the euthanasia list where MaPaw saved his life. From the day Beau came into handler and owner Caroline Loevner’s life they wanted to pay it forward. Beau, a registered therapy dog through Pet Partners (http://www.petpartners.org), has weekly commitments in addition to Alliance Homecare clients, servicing persons living with HIV/AIDS, children with pediatric cancer and persons with disabilities.

Pet therapy, also known as animal assisted therapy, has been shown to have physical, emotional and psychological benefits for all age groups, particularly the elderly. In addition to reducing anxiety and depression, pet therapy has also been linked to lower blood pressure, reduced stress and increased social interaction.

“We’re very excited to introduce Beau the Rescue to our client population. As part of an ongoing effort to improve the lives of our clients and increase interaction and activity in the home, Beau is the perfect addition to our service offerings,” explained Alliance Homecare Co-Founder and CEO Greg Solometo. “As a tremendous dog-lover myself, I know the significant benefit pet therapy can have for our clients.”

Select clients will receive a monthly, 45-minute visit from Beau and Caroline, complete with petting and basic tricks. The pet therapy program also includes a corporate social responsibility component. For each visit from Beau, Alliance Homecare will donate $25 to one of three nonprofit organizations – the Ronald McDonald House, the ALS Association or the Michael Magro Foundation. Alliance is also suggesting each client’s family make a one-time donation of their own denomination.

“I’m so thrilled to have partnered with Alliance Homecare on this initiative,” said Loevner. “Beau has an ability to make everyone around him happy. It’s especially gratifying when you see an elderly person who may have had a pet in years past, even momentarily, experience that same joy again.”

Alliance Homecare is located on the sixth floor of 252 West 37th Street in New York. They can be reached at 1.877.NURSE80 or http://www.alliancehomecare.com. For the latest news and updates, follow Alliance Homecare on LinkedIn, Facebook (@AllianceHomecareNY), Twitter (@alliancehcny) and Google+.

About Alliance Homecare
Alliance Homecare is a concierge home health care company which offers an extensive range of high-quality private home care services to an elite client base in lower New York State which includes: the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and Rockland Counties. Co-founded in 2006, Alliance has a uniquely selective hiring process, known as The Grandma RuleSM. This process ensures Alliance only hires the highest caliber of registered nurses, home health aides and health care professionals, resources the company would be comfortable caring for their own families. These specialized professionals provide best-in-class care for Alliance’s clients and their loved ones while honoring a strict code of confidentiality. A Licensed Home Care Services Agency (LHCSA), Alliance’s services include private duty nursing, home health aides, companions, professional care management, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling. To learn more, visit http://www.alliancehomecare.com.

Beau the Rescue can be found on Instagram (@beau_the_rescue_dog) and on Facebook.

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