Providing understanding about end of life care for COPD is something we feel passionate about. As a provider for in home caregiving we focus on complete care and understanding so that the family and patient are able to live life in comfort.
What is COPD?
COPD is an acronym for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; a term that encompasses a variety of diseases that limits the ability of a person to breathe.
- Diseases that Cause COPD – There are a number of breathing conditions that can be associated with causing COPD; including, chronic asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis or other conditions that cause restrained air flow.
- Over Half of Those with COPD Don’t Know That They Have It – According to The COPD Foundation, COPD affects approximately 42 million American’s; but, more than half of adults who experience low lung function don’t realize that they have COPD.
- Causes of COPD – There are a number of factors that come into play with getting COPD. Being a smoker, living in conditions that decreases the availability of clean air, and being around certain chemicals or pollutants can all increase risk for COPD.
- Providing Healthier Lifestyle – Because we can provide a number of healthcare options, including in-home nursing and hospice care, we allow a person to remain in the comfort of their home as they near the end of their life. We provide a clean, healthy, and comfortable atmosphere in the home.
How End of Life Care for COPD Can Help
COPD is a chronic disease that will get worse with time. As time goes on and breathing becomes more labored it is important to find ways to make life more comfortable. This is where end of life care comes into play.
End of life care for COPD…
- Provides Patient Comfort – By treating the symptoms of COPD a person who is facing end of life because of COPD complications can be more comfortable. Providing comfort is important in any hospice care and having specially trained professionals is an excellent way to ensure that you or your loved one is able to face the challenges ahead in comfort.
- Provides Family Comfort – As part of our training for hospice care, our caregivers are trained to help comfort the family as well as the patient. We base much of our training and care on the teachings of Barbara Karnes; focusing on the entire family unit.
Everyone faces the end of life; however, how you face this time is what is most important. Let Above & Beyond Home Healthcare provide end of life care for COPD in a manner that provides excellent care and comfort for everyone involved.
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