Hospets provides volunteer pet care services for referred seniors and hospice patients who need help caring for their pets, lifting much worry and emotional stress from the patient so they can simply enjoy their pets' unconditional love.
When the local Hospice, Homecare agency or Senior Services agency have a patient who needs assistance with pets, they will refer the patient to Hospets. Hospets meets with the patient and/or family to determine what the needs are for the pet and pet owner.
In the case of an emergency, Hospice, Senior Services, Emergency Responders are able to contact Hospets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to come and take possession of a pre-registered pet.
Should the patient and/or family need assistance finding a new home for their pet, Hospets obtains a full bio and history of the pet, takes photographs of the pet, makes sure the pet is healthy and any grooming or veterinary needs are met. Hospets begins looking for and screening potential new adopters. Ideally, the pet will remain with the owner as long as possible.
2013 Union County Seniors with Pets Health Initiative
With the support of Union County Senior Services and the Union County Foundation, Hospets will be providing:
This program will allow us to not only improve the health and comfort of the pets but also the health of the senior in the home and the nurses, social workers and caregivers who come into the home.
If you are a senior in Union County and you would like to register or you would like to contribute please call Hospets at 614-266-3267 or email Lisa@Hospets.orgYou must be a senior living in Union County receiving assistance through Senior Services, Memorial Meals, Hospice or be able to show proof of financial need