Charter Home Health

Home Care Support for COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a set of related lung diseases that obstruct airflow and make it harder to breathe. This can lead to lower levels of oxygen in the bloodstream, which affects stamina and heart function.

Quality Home Care for COPD

Signs of COPD include:
  • Increasing breathlessness
  • Persistent chesty cough with phlegm
  • Frequent chest infections
  • Chest tightness
  • Chronic cough
  • Cyanosis (blueness) of the lips or fingernails
  • Frequent respiratory infections
  • Lack of energy
  • Unintended weight loss
COPD poses significant additional challenges to seniors and others coping with the conditions. Performing simple tasks becomes much more difficult. Our caregiving professional can assist with daily tasks and significantly improve the quality of life for COPD patients in a home setting. Certified caregivers can provide support in the following areas:

Hygiene

Assistance with bathing, showering, grooming, oral care, handwashing.

Dressing

Help with selecting and wearing clothes and garments

Mobility

Support with movement, transferring, daily exercise, and fall prevention

Incontinence Care

Assistance with toileting and personal sanitation

Meal Preparation

Meal planning, light cooking and cleanup

Housekeeping

Laundry, vacuuming, light errands, and decluttering

Resources

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American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST Foundation)

The CHEST Foundation website provides education related to COPD, including information on symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association website can teach you how to protect your health if you have COPD and point you to the latest COPD research, as well as connect you with programs and services to make everyday life easier.

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COPD Foundation

A not-for-profit organization created in 2004, the COPD Foundation supports research, education, and advocacy programs. Its website can connect you with a community of patients and caregivers affected by COPD.

National Emphysema Foundation

The NEF website provides regularly updated news and information on research and treatments related to emphysema and other forms of COPD. Its archives include articles on COPD prevention and healthy habits for living with COPD.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

This website from the U.S. National Institutes of Health provides an A-to-Z guide to health topics, including a section on COPD. You’ll find general background on the disease along with specific information on testing and treatment.

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