Companion Pets at Daughters of Israel

Resident at Daughters of Israel with one of the new Companion Pets. Credits: Melissa Scevola, Daughters of Israel

Daughters of Israel has introduced a new innovative program, called “Companion Pets,” made possible through the generosity of the Frances Davis Fund. These lifelike and interactive cats and dogs, manufactured by Hasbro, sound and move like real pets. Although the Companion Pets have significant benefits for residents with dementia, residents throughout all of our units, family members and volunteers are enjoying our new furry friends!  


DOI is a multi-faceted, state-of-the-art, skilled nursing facility offering the most modern and comprehensive services including long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation, memory care, hospice/palliative care and respite stays, according to the website. The team of skilled and dedicated professionals deliver the highest quality of care for our 300 residents, which includes varied levels of healthcare as well as a full array of social, recreational, and social programming.

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