Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is tough. For many sufferers, the disease affects the daily aspects associated with living a normal life. This includes the basic necessities such as eating, bathing, housework, and even socializing.
When a patient has COPD, breathing is usually a full-time job and requires a lot of effort. This is why daily monitoring is very important, however, it is a lot easier said than done for most families.
At Aspen Healthcare, we understand that a patient living with COPD needs help to effectively manage the symptoms. He or she will also need assistance with coping with COPD and normalizing their life as much as possible.
What is COPD?
COPD is a group of lung diseases which include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis. These diseases make it very difficult for a patient to breathe.
- Shortness of Breath
- Inability to Keep Up
- Chronic Cough
- Sputum Production
- Wheezing and Chest Tightness
- Loss of Appetite and Weight Loss
In the United States alone, COPD is estimated to affect over 24 million people. Patients diagnosed with COPD are usually seniors and often do not know they have been stricken by the disease until their lung capacity has already significantly declined.
While there is no cure, treating and managing COPD is possible. The professional staff at Aspen Healthcare work to provide our patient’s affected with COPD treatment by:
- Relieving symptoms by working with PCP and prescribed treatment plan
- Preventing disease progression with medications and supportive care
- Improving exercise tolerance with physical exercise
- Improving health status overall
- Preventing and treating complications associated with the disease
- Preventing and treating exacerbations caused by lung infections and airway irritations
Trusted COPD Management from Aspen Healthcare
Aspen Healthcare provides home healthcare services for patient’s living with COPD. Our skilled nurses work with the patient’s primary care physician to develop a personalized COPD care plan to prevent flair-ups and hospitalizations.
When your loved one is suffering from COPD, it easy for he or she to lose their ability to physically and emotional deal with the disease. That is why our trained staff also provides both physical and emotional help to our patients through physical therapy and other engaging activities.
Whether your loved one needs help with grocery shopping, preparing meals, bathing, dressing, running errands, light housekeeping, or even companionship, Aspen Healthcare can help!
Contact Aspen Healthcare today to learn more about our Home Healthcare COPD Management Service.