Pet Visits at Affinity Assisted Living

Many seniors who live alone or in An Assisted living facility own pets. There are many advantages to keeping pets. Pets are known to increase physical activity, elevate social interaction and help reduce stress and blood pressure.  Pets also help to learn and reduce loneliness and depression.

"A new pet can stimulate someone to read up on an animal or breed, which can be very mentally stimulating and important at that age," says Dr. Katharine Hillestad, a veterinarian with the office of Doctors Foster and Smith in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Pets not only fill resident’s arms but also their hearts with a big bulk of happiness.

Residents with disabilities are also seen to gain from such interactions. They acquire momentary happiness and feel loved.  They forget about their limitations and physical challenges. Residents not only get physical exercise but also mental exercise.  Pet Visits always leave our residents with a feeling of contentment and delight. 

Affinity Assisted Living in Rockville Maryland schedule periodic Pet visits. We call it Pet Therapy. During Pet visits, residents get a chance to interact with pets. Pet visits always energize and rejuvenate our residents. Residents look forward to the day and some even plan ahead on how they will spend the day with their pets. The Facility tries to bring the same animals every time, so that there is a sense of familiarity and comfort from the start. Residents love their pet’s companionship. Residents often say that the pets provide them with a sense of belonging. It has helped our seniors focus on something other than physical challenges and negative feelings about loss or aging. It has been a very positive experience for our residents.


Warm Regards,

Kiran Banwait

Assisted Living Administrator


Senior Care in Rockeville Maryland

An Assisted Living Home also known as Residential Care Facility is a long-term care facility for the senior population.  It has home like amenities, the only difference being the presence of assistance in every aspect of ADL’s (Activities of Daily Living) for seniors. Personal care, support services such as meals, bathing, dressing and medication management are all provided. Assisted Living’s main purpose is to make the residents feel at home whilst respecting and encouraging individual’s independence and at the same time providing them excellent care and comfort as required.

Affinity Assisted Living located in Rockville, Maryland caters to all seniors who seek long term residence. There are a variety of services we provide depending on the needs of the residents. Besides the normal services of meals, laundry, bathing etc. We also provide entertainment in the form of meaningful activities designed according to residents’ likes and taste. We have a pianist who volunteers to play for the residents every now and then. We also have a pet program where we bring in pets and allow the residents to interact with them.  These programs not only bring a smile to our resident’s faces but are also known to alleviate stress and loneliness. We have noticed that many of the residents eagerly await the pet’s next visit.

Our facility takes time to study the backgrounds of all the residents.  This allows us to formulate appropriate living environment for every resident. We engage our residents in all kinds of activities they enjoy.

Our facility is a home away from home. We have staff members who are experienced and licensed to handle the senior population. Our excellent staff strive to make the experience of living in our facility, as comfortable and cozy as possible. We believe in providing excellent care and make every effort to fulfill it. 

Warm Regards,

Kiran Banwait

Assisted Living Administrator


Features of Our Assisted Living in Rockville Maryland

As our loved ones progress to the age where they require constant attention

and assistance, we are faced with a difficult decision to consider moving our

loved ones to Assisted Living because their needs are not met at home.

At Affinity Assisted Living We understand and recognize this life changing

experience for both family and their loved ones and focus on making your

transition to Assisted Living a smooth and pleasant process with emphasis on

developing a personal care plan with input from resident and their family.

With 15 years’ experience in Senior care, we understand the importance of

holistic care.

We provide private rooms in a very home-like environment. We believe this is

an important factor to ease the anxiety of moving into an assisted living where

your surroundings are not overwhelming.

We have trained our staff with philosophy of care with compassion and

providing comfort for our loved ones who mean the most to us.