Home Care for COPD

Home Care Services for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)

If you or a family member has COPD you understand that managing the symptoms of COPD can be challenging. With the appropriate home care solution in place, designed to help manage the COPD symptom, there are many steps that can be taken to relieve the symptoms and improve quality of life.

The goal is to improve lung function and decrease the number of acute events that can result from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (“COPD exacerbations”). Once these symptoms are under control, it is about focusing on quality of life which becomes more achievable as clients start to feel better and experience the value of a healthier lifestyle.

COPD home care is managed by a Home Care Professional under the supervision of a Align Home Care Nurse. Together they communicate frequently to make sure COPD symptoms are in check.

Not only does COPD care help to monitor and manage the symptoms and stage of COPD but also the unique characteristics and lifestyle goals of our client. The objective is to promote and support our client’s efforts to continue to live an active life.

How we develop our COPD Care beyond just Personal Care and Companionship

As with all care provided by Align Home Care, COPD home care starts with our Plan of Service.

  • Our nurse supervisors develop a specific home care plan that supports your daily routine.
  • This may include working with a dietician to create a low sodium diet that is not only nutritious but also tastes good. Food can be prepared and served by a Care Professional. It would also include an exercise routine, again supported by the Care Professional and depending on the fitness level of the client.
  • Diet and exercise are the two biggest factors in managing Congestive Heart Failure. Monitoring the symptoms then becomes paramount which includes weight gain, swelling, shortness of breath and overall fatigue.

While the plan of service is primarily designed to support the health and safety of our client, it is also about quality of life. This includes promoting active engagement in the activities and experiences our clients enjoy. It is important that we not only provide support with Congestive Heart Failure and the symptoms but also create an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

How our COPD Care can make a difference

Developing a healthy routine to support the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder can lead to improved quality of life for those suffering from COPD. Once our clients embrace a healthier lifestyle and routine, which our home care professional and nurse supervisors help outline and encourage, it opens up greater opportunities to enjoy life.

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