Are you the primary caregiver in your household? Being the primary caregiver can be an overwhelming task especially in a multigenerational household. I truly enjoy and appreciate all the help my mother provides me with especially on days when I am over worked or when things don’t seem to be going my way. Throughout the years my mother has been my rock and now I that I am raising my own family I still try to provide for her.
Today’s Hispanic Population
Currently, Hispanics make up over 16% of the total population of the country. Although many companies have made efforts to accommodate the growing Hispanic elderly population the one major thing that usually gets neglected is the people who take of them. Growing up my grandparents provided structure and cohesiveness to our large family, as in many Hispanic families grandparents tend to live with one of their children. While I do enjoy the time I spend with my mother sometimes it can be difficult to make sure everyone in my household has all of their necessities.
Hispanic adults tend to have a lower prevalence of many chronic health conditions that the US population as a whole. Even though research has shown that there is a low prevalence of chronic disease, Hispanic adults tend have a higher prevalence of diabetes than do non-Hispanic white adults and they are also more likely to be overweight. What does that mean for you? It means without the proper medical care and informational resources providing proper care for your love one will be pretty stressful.
Issues that may arise and ways to help
According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, Hispanic caregivers tend to report the most stress factors from care giving. According to “The State of the Hispanic Caregiver” 9 out of 10 caregivers feel that they need more information on a variety of caregiver topics and help managing incontinence issues.
As the impact of social media continues to rise many Hispanic families are increasing their social media and internet usage more than any other group. Although Hispanic families have a tendency to use the internet to find answers to the question they have concerning the care of their elders there still remains a high percentage that do not use the internet to obtain health care information. The internet can be a quick and effective way to find solutions to certain issues but not many websites strictly cater to the Hispanic community. Comfort Plus, Inc is a retailer that offers a variety of Tranquility products. While many incontinence products on the market today are overpriced, Comfort Plus offers top of the line quality tranquility products without the overpricing their merchandise.
www.comfortplusonline.com is a website that intends to make incontinence product selection easier. Why Comfort Plus?
Quick Facts about the products Comfort Plus offers:
Tranquility products are the most absorbent products on the market
Tranquility products provide unsurpassed skin dryness, odor elimination, and leakage protection
Tranquility products requires fewer changes due to their superior absorbency, which saves money for the user
Comfort Plus, Inc. also seeks to change how limited resources are for Hispanic caregivers. Comfort Plus Para Ti is a Spanish-language section that Comfort Plus has created to help people find correct products that they are seeking as well as helpful informational resources that are relevant to their situation.