One of my previous posts was from the wonderful Maya Angelou, and it was her response to getting older. I’ve always feared getting older, and it’s not something I enjoy talking about. I lost my grandfather four years ago this September; he was just shy of his 90th birthday. He was the first person close to me that I lost, and it has made me think a lot about growing older. And my mom, sigh. She has had various ailments through her adult life including brain surgery – twice, and most recently this year knee replacement surgery. I know sooner than later it’ll be me taking my mom in and caring for her. It’s terrifying to think that one day I may need someone to take care of me.
Through Comfort Plus Online I found out about a white paper The State of the Hispanic Caregiver. Being of mixed heritage, I always enjoy exploring both sides of my dna (Colombian & African American) and this white paper was a included a wealth of information. It stated that there are roughly 4,000,000 Hispanics over the age of 65 in the U.S. By 2050, elderly Hispanics share will almost triple to 17 percent from 6 percent in 2005. Of particular focus in the White Paper is the fact that 9 out of 10 caregivers interviewed cited that they need more information on a variety of caregiver topics and managing incontinence issues, was a top concern.
Enter ComfortPlusOnline a retailer that promotes Tranquility products, whose goal is to not only promote the best product on the market, but also provide the best services possible to help home care givers. Their website also provides useful caregiver informational resources. And, they are expanding their reach within the community with Comfort Plus Para Ti which provides bilingual access to those in need!
Many Hispanics in the US take care of aging family members at home, and as I think of who will look after me when I cannot alone, I think of my Mother and taking care of her when she needs help. It’s about family, it’s about sticking together during times of need and supporting each other, and ComfortPlus is making it easier for families to easily access the information they need.