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Calming companions
Robotic pets bring sense of purpose to Pleasant View nursing home residents
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Resident Alta Wuthrich holds a robotic cat at Pleasant View Nursing Home Jan. 4. Wuthrich’s daughter Candy Keltner, Orangeville, said Wuthrich has always been a pet lover and always had several cats. Keltner said she feels like the Companion Pet helps her mother communicate better and feel less confused. “She feels more comfortable and at-home,” Keltner said. - photo by Marissa Weiher
MONROE — On a recent visit to Pleasant View Nursing Home, Pam Pittz found her mother sound asleep, nuzzled up to her “puppy,” Toto.

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