In the past few years, I’ve seen firsthand the effect that caring for an elderly or sick parent can have on the caregiver, after seeing my mom care for my grandmother, and my sister-in-law do the same for her mother. While it is emotionally rewarding, it’s also a heavy burden that many of us will have to confront one day.
With the rising costs of medical care, more and more caregivers are also taking on the role of “nurse” and learning how to give injections and adjust catheters, among other things. According to a White Paper The State of the Hispanic Caregiver just released by medical supplier resource company Comfort Plus, 9 out of 10 caregivers interviewed cited that they feel they need more information on a variety of caregiver topics and managing incontinence issues, was a top concern.
There are roughly 4,000,000 Hispanics over the age of 65 in the U.S. at this point, and this number is expected to increase by 555 percent in the next three decades. Hispanics live longer than non-Hispanic whites, which makes chronic health conditions, such as incontinence, more prevalent, so I can see how this is a concern.
Comfort Plus, Inc is a retailer that promotes Tranquility products… some of the most absorbent products on the market. These require fewer changes, allowing for leakage protection and lasting comfort and dryness. Comfort Plus not only wants to provide a website that makes buying incontinence products easier, but it also wants to be a resource when it comes to useful caregiver informational resources.
The brand’s newly revamped website – www.comfortplusonline.com – includes a dedicated Spanish-language section, “Comfort Plus Para Ti”, which provides bilingual access to pertinent caregiving informational resources for Hispanic caregivers.
For a discount at www.comfortplusonline.com, use code: LMB2012 at checkout for $10 off any case of Tranquility products. For more information, like Comfort Plus on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@ComfortPlusZac).