June is National Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a chronic connective-tissue disease that can, in part, cause a hardening of the skin. Women tend to get the rare disease more than men, but it can hit anyone at any age.
The disease makes it a challenge for some people to dress themselves completely – buttoning buttons and other things can become impossible.
Homewatch CareGivers recently spoke to a family dealing with the stress of scleroderma. Click here to read more about their story.
The Scleroderma Foundation lists way to cope with the disease, including:
- Decrease stress
- Quit smoking
- Eat a well-balanced to help control weight
- Build a health and support network
Homewatch CareGivers also understands how critical it can be to have a thorough plan for when someone gets out of the hospital. Our local offices can be integral throughout the transition home, whether this is a four-hour event or for many days or weeks of assistance, and as flexible as needed. Visit our hospital discharge services page to learn more.