In recent years you might have heard the term “Crohn’s disease” used frequently, but you might not fully understand what this condition is or how it might affect your aging parent should they be living with such a condition. As a family caregiver, it is critical that you are as aware as you can be of the risks and challenges that your senior faces so that you can ensure that they get the care that they need.
Now is the ideal opportunity for you to learn more about this disease so that you can work with your parent and their doctor to better understand what your parent is facing and what you can do to help them cope.
Some things that you should know about Crohn’s disease include:
- There are approximately 780,000 people throughout the United States who are currently living with Crohn’s disease
- Though it most frequently develops between the ages of 15 and 35, it can and does develop later in life as well
- Men and women are affected equally by this disease
- An estimated 20 percent of those who are suffering from Crohn’s disease have a blood relative who also has IBD, or irritable bowel disease
- There are more than 1.6 million people throughout the United States who are living with irritable bowel disease, which also includes ulcerative colitis
- The instance of Crohn’s disease is increasing in both children and adults
- Whites are at higher risk of developing this disease than other ethnic groups, though the instance among blacks is increasing almost to the rate of whites
Starting elderly care for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you can make for them. Bringing an elderly home care services provider into your parent’s care routine can ensure that they have access to the care, support, and assistance that they need to manage their challenges and limitations in the way that is right for them. Whether you are in the sandwich generation caring for your elderly parent and your children and therefore have a very busy schedule, you live at a distance from your parent and are unable to be with them as often as you would like, or you have your own limitations that keep you from being able to fulfill your parent’s needs effectively, elderly care can give you peace of mind. Knowing that this care provider is with your parent lets you know that they have access to highly personalized services designed with their health, safety, and quality of life in mind, while still keeping you involved every step of the way.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME ELDERLY CARE IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.