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Home Care for COPD
A home care professional can assist a patient with COPD by teaching skills to help manage their disease at home. We strive to improve our patient’s quality of life while preventing re-hospitalization through occupational therapy and disease management. Teaching breathing techniques and how to recognize symptoms of COPD distress can help patients manage their disease. An in-home assessment can help provide recommendations on how to make furniture placement and layout modifications to make the home easier to maneuver.
What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease defined by chronic breathing problems and poor airflow. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, wheezing and persistent cough. As the disease progresses, activities that were once easy such as walking up stairs or light housekeeping can become difficult. While there is no cure for COPD, it is treatable. With proper care, many people with COPD can maintain a good quality of life. Some treatments include:
- Medications such as bronchodilators and steroids
- Oxygen therapy
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Treatment from a Pulmonologist
How Blessings4Ever can help!
Blessings4Ever has home care professionals who are experienced in providing care for COPD patients. A comprehensive plan can help reduce flare-ups, exacerbation of COPD, and potential re-hospitalizations. The following services can help COPD patients and their families cope with this condition:
- Instruction on how to recognize changes in breathing
- Oxygen therapy
- Inspection of home for potential air pollution and irritants
- Light housekeeping services
U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Berks County’s population of residents 65 and older is growing at a rate of over 13% percent. Luann Oatman, president of Berks Encore, said it is part of a trend that she expects will continue.
Did you know that Chester County, PA is home to almost 100,000 senior citizens? That is 1/5 of the entire population of the county! Chester County was also one of the three original Pennsylvania counties created by William Penn in 1682.
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