Companion Animal Program:
Certified CAP teams with at least 6 visits at an Adult visit site can apply to be a part of the CAP program at CapeCod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital. For more information and to complete an application for this program go to the Members page.
VISITS AT CAP APPROVED FACILITIES
At our adult visits we find that most people love animals and many of those we visit have had to give up their own pets. Our pets provide enjoyment and therapeutic support to those we visit. They often get to know our pets by name and look forward to their visits each month. Many people respond to animals when they won't or cannot respond to other people. It has also been clinically and medically proven that pet assisted therapy helps with depression, cognitive disorders, anxiety, and lowers blood pressure!
The visits are usually scheduled monthly. Therapy Teams (the member and their animal) visit for about an hour. Some Therapy Teams visit one site, others as many as four sites a month. The visits are sometimes conducted in the Activity Room of the facility, or one on one in the client's rooms.
CAP charges no fees but we do ask for publicity when and wherever possible; exclusive pet visitations during the scheduled hour that we visit and we ask for contributions to help with our expenses, including the always increasing cost for the insurance coverage we provide.
If you would like us to consider your facility for visitation, please
Click here to fill out an online 'Visitation Request Form'.
Please fill it out and return the completed form and we will put your organization on our waiting list and make every effort to accommodate your request as soon as possible. When visiting teams are available we will contact your Activity Director or other person of your choice and meet with them to determine the appropriate visiting needs. We provide one hour monthly visits from September through June. For more information contact CAP Board President Ellen Varnerin.
This is a current list of our Adult Visitation sites:
Habitation Assistance Corporation
Terraces of Orleans
Orleans Council on Aging
Community Support Associates
Lower Cape Adult Day Care
Barnstable Sr. Center Adult Day
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehab Center
JML Care Center
Windsor Skilled Nursing
Laurentide at Mashpee Commons
Cape Cod Hospital