Helping Hands Healthcare

For more inquiries, please call: 808- 747- Care(2273)



Why Having Dogs as Pets Is Beneficial for Older People’s Health

Why Having Dogs as Pets Is Beneficial for Older People’s Health

Pets are wonderful companions, especially if you choose dogs (or cats, depending on your preference). A home care service provider in Hawaii lists down the following ways they can particularly help improve older adults’ overall wellness:

  • They provide companionship.

    Your children are mostly full grown-ups now and living away from you, so you may find yourself alone at home most of the time. However, owning a dog can help dust off feelings of loneliness that may lead to depression. You can even bring them anywhere you go.

  • You can have a routine and excuse for an exercise.

    Having a dog at home also means responsibility though it isn’t very demanding. You will need to feed, bathe, or walk your dog outside on a schedule, but should this be tiring for you sometime, let a healthcare service provider in Hawaii take charge.

  • Reduces your stress.

    It’s the sense of having a company at home that needs you, wagging their tail with pure love to you as their master. Overall, older adults who own pets are less stressed out compared to their counterparts who are without.

  • You can make new friends.

    There are several shared activities for pet owners such as charitable events or communal walks; your shared love for dogs with other people is a great icebreaker, helping you to establish new friendships. At the end of the day, having a heightened sense of social connection despite aging can make anyone feel happier, and thus, maintain a healthier emotional state.

Companionship is one of the home care services we offer at Helping Hands Health Care—that is, if you need a reliable, hands-on company, too.

This entry was posted in Older People’s Health and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.


Our mission is to provide affordable home care services to adults or children as we enable them to maintain the highest quality of independent living in their own home.

About Us


Our office is based in Volcano, Hawaii but Helping Hands Healthcare proudly serves clients on all of Big Island.

View Larger Map

The state of Hawaii has determined that most caregivers are considered employees and in order to LEGALLY hire and pay your OWN caregiver, you must have a company established with State and Federal tax ID numbers. In addition to their hourly pay you must also pay for Workers Compensation Insurance, Temporary Disability Insurance, General Liability Insurance, and if the caregiver works more than 20 hours per week you must also provide medical insurance for each caregiver. Therefore; choosing an established agency such as Helping Hands Healthcare is an affordable and easy solution that will save you time, money, and relief from being in violation of State and Federal Labor Laws.

Client Satisfaction Survey

Do you have anything to say about our services? Rate our staff and services at Helping Hands Healthcare. Please take a few minutes to respond to our survey. Click Here ›

Elder man

Helping Hands Healthcare is one of the best and most affordable healthcare agencies here on Big Island. They truly make you feel a part of the family going over and beyond to provide the services needed for our family. I highly recommend this agency!"

-Lydia Palmer -Hamakua Coast Big Island.
Elder couple

"You all have been absolutely amazing. Please accept my sincerest gratitude for everything that Helping hands has done for us and our dad. I will be keeping Your number shall we ever need more services in the future".

Natasha S.- Waikaloa Village