posted by Ageless Innovation
on August 27, 2020
This white paper represents the views of the author, not America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The publication, distribution or posting of this white paper by AHIP does not constitute a guaranty of any product or service by AHIP.
Ageless Innovation’s Joy for All Companion Pets were originally launched by Hasbro as a consumer product for older adults in 2015. They were designed with the goal of inspiring play, fun, and companionship among a population that is too often overlooked as needing something as simple and pure as “play.”
As interest in the pets grew among consumers, health care professionals across senior living communities, memory care communities, hospitals, and health plans became intrigued by the potential impact of the Joy for All Companion Pets.
Specifically, there was interest in measuring how the pets could address two of the most prominent challenges associated with aging:
From this, more than 10 research projects – each independently initiated and led by care professionals – have been conducted on the effectiveness of Joy for All Companion Pets in improving the overall quality of life and care for older adults.