COPD: Managing Care At Home

COPD: Managing Care at Home

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many more may be living with the disease without knowing it. While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatments that can effectively ease symptoms, cut the risk of complications, and improve a patient’s quality of life.Caregivers referred by Abby Services can help COPD patients and their family members manage symptoms and ensure that the patient’s home is a safe and symptom-free environment.

Contact Abby Services of Fort Myers, Florida to learn more about the benefits of in-home care for individuals with COPD.

Downloadable Tools and Tips provided by Alliance Home Health Care of Albuquerque. Although not local they contain relevant and important information.

Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer. Although they are produced by a service provider

Breathing Exercises to Relieve COPD

Dietary Tips for Those with COPD

Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about managing COPD care at home.

Living with COPD: Myths vs. Facts
This quick quiz from WebMD helps caregivers, patients, and family members determine COPD facts from fiction.

Exercise and COPD
Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and it’s also an important part of pulmonary rehabilitation for COPD patients. These exercise guidelines from the Cleveland Clinic can help individuals with COPD reduce their symptoms and lead a more active life.

Living with COPD: Air Quality in the Home Matters
We all live with allergens and irritants in our homes every day with minor complications. But for those suffering from COPD, air quality in the home can have a dramatic impact on health and quality of life. The COPD Foundation lists a few steps people can take to improve in-home air quality, look here for some home improvement technologies that can improve your life.

Tips to Avoid Shortness of Breath While Eating
These 7 tips from About.com can help a person with COPD eat more comfortably and avoid complications from malnutrition.

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COPD: Managing Care at Home

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