Therapeutic Robotic Pets

Therapeutic Robotic Pets

DOEA partnered with Ageless Innovation’s Joy for All® Companion Pets to enhance meaningful interactions among older adults, their caregivers, and family members. DOEA began delivering therapeutic robotic pets to socially isolated seniors and individual adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in April of 2020. The interactive companion pets help combat loneliness or depression by improving overall mood and quality of life.  DOEA is proud of this initiative and the success of this program during the COVID-19 pandemic. DOEA has distributed more than 7,000 robotic pets to date.