Many people who live in senior living communities and nursing homes in Tyler TX miss having a pet, a beloved life companion. Unfortunately not all facilities allow people to bring their pets in. However, the technological advancements make possible now to have a virtual pet.
It may sound sci-fi, but a virtual pet is actually able to offer comfort, entertainment and precious help to its owner.
A virtual companion is provided through a personal tablet, and comes in the form of an avatar – an animated animal that the owner can name and interact with, all day long. The avatar is controlled by a real human caregiver, which makes it able to talk and provide emotional support through meaningful conversations. It can also share media content uploaded by loved ones on a dedicated family portal.
But why a pet avatar instead of the image of a person? Well, it is easier this way for caregivers to develop lighthearted relationships with seniors. The image of a pet is playful, relaxing and less confusing, especially in some circumstances.
Besides all these advantages, a digital pet also reminds its owner when to take medication and can even send for help in the event of a fall.