Health & Wellness Resources

bookmarks

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Management

article-hero-image

At Heartland, we understand that living with a chronic disease can be challenging. It requires thoughtful planning, carefully adjusting your daily routines and learning to cope with the disease's impact on your body, mind and spirit.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a disease of the lungs. COPD patients' airways and air sacs lose their shape and don't fill and deflate correctly making it difficult to breathe. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD; however, breathing in other kinds of irritants, like pollution, dust or chemicals, may also contribute to COPD. There is no cure for COPD, but Heartland's care helps patients feel more in control of their illness and the ability to pursue a better quality of life. Our team can help patients and families feel more comfortable and secure in managing COPD. Heartland's COPD program offers:

  • Rehabilitation for energy conservation and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Psychological support and counseling
  • Patient and family education for medication and symptom management
  • Nutritional informational
  • Safety tips
  • Advanced care planning
  • Community resource and placement support
  • I.V. therapy including antibiotics

Working with the patient's physician, we use a team approach to meet the unique needs of our patients and family.

Our team includes:

  • Registered and licensed practical nurses
  • Social workers
  • Home health aides/hospice aides
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapists

The Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice team is committed to supporting patients' and families' goals and encourages families to be involved in all care decisions. Our caring approach to the delivery of home health care services focuses on the individual needs of patients and their families and loved ones.

For more information about Heartland or our COPD Management Services, please contact us.