Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis cause ulceration and bleeding within the gastrointestinal tract. This, in turn, causes pain, cramping and diarrhea. People with Crohn’s or colitis can experience a sudden urge to use the washroom, from 5 up to 20 or more times in a single day.
Many people end up staying close to home if they aren’t certain of finding a washroom when they need it. This causes significant social isolation. 44% of people with Crohn’s or colitis report having had an accident in public because they could not access a washroom.
There are many more individuals who benefit from increased washroom accessibility. These include individuals with various conditions that cause incontinence issues, such as certain neurological disorders and forms of cancer. Seniors, pregnant women and young children are groups who also benefit from the GoHere program.