Yes, I have IPF, currently seeing a Respiratory Specialist team at Coventry & Warwickshire Hospital, after being referred by the Respiratory Consultant at Warwick.
Thing with IPF is that she will need a number of tests to see what condition the lungs are and courses of action and treatment. Main thing is try to be positive about it, try and do as much as possible physically, don't worry about running out of breath just rest in between. I manage to walk the dog for 20 minutes twice a day for exercise.
I am on Pirfenidone and use an inhaler first thing in the morning, have joined the local Breath Easy group (details from the British Lung Foundation website) and awaiting attending Respiratory classes at the local Rehab Hospital. The tablets are there to either stop the condition getting worse or just slowing the rate of decline in lung capacity. I seem to have gone against the trend and my lung function is at the moment slightly improving. So there is hope.
Just I said at the start, get help, do research, always try to stay positive, let family know why she can not as active or needs rest.
Hope this helps.
Wish her and yourselves a good Christmas and a really good New Year full of HOPE.