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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
So you may ask, why am I bringing this up? As a child of aging Hispanic parents, I have found myself researching more in preparation for the day when I potentially become their caregiver. I need to prepare myself so that I am able to provide for the needs of my parents and those my children as smoothly as possible.
According to the paper The State of the Hispanic Caregiver (or HERE for Spanish), for many years the needs of the elderly Hispanic along with the needs of those providing them care have been neglected. There is not an abundance of information specifically geared toward Hispanics. This is necessary because the needs of elderly Hispanics can cause a great deal of stress on the caregiver. Sadly, many of these caregivers do not have the resources, nor the training to help in meeting these needs. In turn, they are then faced with a great deal of stress. The stress factors may include financial, environmental, social, and physical strains that both the caregivers and their loved ones may endure.
Most Hispanic care recipients are female (71%) and are on average about 74 years old. This is a greater number, and a younger age when compared to the white care recipient. The Hispanic population also tends to live longer. In effect, the Hispanic care recipient will require care at an earlier age and for a much longer period of time.
Hispanic caregivers are also younger than non-Hispanic caregivers. Approximately 48% of these caregivers also tend to live with children or grandchildren (compared to 32% of non-Hispanic caregivers). The majority of Hispanic caregivers (89%) are caring for an elderly relative that is suffering from a range of illnesses. The most prominent illnesses are Alzheimer’s disease, confusion, dementia, or forgetfulness. Other Illnesses are: mental/emotional illness, diabetes, and stroke. These are all long term medical conditions that require a great deal of medical supervision, as well as additional resources.
ComfortPlus Online is reaching out to the Hispanic population to help in providing information that may help in addressing one of the topics that many Hispanic caregivers say they need the most information on: Managing Incontinence.
ComfortPlus Online is a family-oriented, value-driven company that believes in the importance of great service when dealing with the needs of your loved ones. They take pride in providing the best products and services to its customers.
By visiting ComfortPlus Online you will learn more about Tranquility products that are designed to address the issue of incontinence. Tranquility provides maximum absorbency and custom designs to provide lasting comfort. Plus the maximum absorbency allows the user to wear the garment longer, requiring fewer changes in between. Although Tranquility may cost slightly more than the competitors, you will find that within a 30 day period you will actually realize a savings.
So, if you are a caregiver, either Hispanic or other, you will still want to look into what ComfortPlus Online has to offer. To keep up with the latest, as well as learn about other resources for elderly caregivers, go to Comfort Plus on Facebook and "like" their page. Or, you can also follow Comfort Plus on Twitter.
And make sure you take advantage of the $10 discount for the purchase of a case of Tranquility products by using discount code LMB2012 at checkout!
Posted by Esther V. at 11:53 AM