Pets play an extremely significant role in the lives of many senior citizens. Research shows that pet ownership can positively impact the life of the owner by lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and depression, lowering the risk of heart disease, shortening recovery time after hospitalization, and improving concentration and mental attitude.
Over two-thirds of senior pet owners treat their animals as members of the family. Pet owners are extremely devoted to their animals and spend a good amount of money on them. About 12-27% of people include their pets in their wills. Betty White is reportedly leaving her estate (estimated at $5 million) for the benefit of her pets in her will. Needless to say, having your pet cared for when you are gone is an important concern for many senior citizens.
For more information about this topic please read this great article: Providing For Your Pet After You’re Gone. This article will give you many actions you can take to ensure that your beloved pet is cared for when you pass on.