Salli Pung, Michigan Long Term Care Ombudsman, Comments in Second Wave Michigan's: "Michigan agencies distribute robotic pets to help elders combat loneliness during pandemic"

Thu, 11/19/2020

"Think about individuals in a facility who are no longer getting out of bed to go to activities or to engage with others. They physically decline. Family members have reached out to our program saying that they can't believe the decline in their parents," Pung says. "The pets can be helpful in slowing down that decline, especially the seclusion and isolation they are experiencing during COVID-19." Read more here.