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 assistant under the supervision of a Broad Street Nurse. Together they communicate frequently to make sure COPD symptoms are in check, all within the context of daily living.
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 Broad Street, COPD home care starts with our Plan of Service. Our nurse supervisors develop a specific home care plan that focuses on managing the symptoms.
The first step involves stopping smoking as it not only leads to COPD, but it causes the COPD symptoms to worsen. From there, we focus on activities that can help improve lung function including an improved diet and exercise. Eating smaller portions and getting plenty of rest can also help ease the burden of COPD, along with using oxygen appropriately and taking medications on a routine basis.
Broad Street Nurses design a plan that fits your particular COPD symptoms, then communicating progress with your physician to make sure the plan is being appropriately adjusted, so that if there is any danger, appropriate action can be taken.
While the focus of a COPD plan of service is primarily designed to support health and safety, it is also about quality of life. This includes promoting active engagement in the activities and experiences our clients enjoy.
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 assistant and nurse supervisors help outline and encourage, it opens up greater opportunities to enjoy life.
Make the Call Today for COPD Care
If you or a family member is struggling with the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and related COPD symptoms, it’s time to arrange for the support you need. Broad Street Home Care offers a wide range of services from personal care and companionship to COPD care in Chicago.
Call us today at (847)-728-0134 to start the process and let us arrange the services most appropriate to you.