Disease Process Management
Understanding the disease process of COPD and how to manage the symptoms is essential in providing the patient with a better quality of life. Today, there are many medications to help in the treatment of the severity of the disease, and at this time there is no cure.
Our focus is to ensure the treatment of the symptoms of the disease and educating the public about the disease. The medical community has attempted to make to the awareness of the seriousness of the disease and the causes of COPD.
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic means long-term never goes away. Obstructive means clogging or prevented. Pulmonary covers the lungs. Disease means a pathological condition affecting health. This disease affects the lungs and causes respiratory problems. The patient can manage this disease at home or if they have a worsening of the disease in which their symptoms are so severe that they can no longer manage at home, they are admitted to the hospital.
Elderly Disease Management
In order to prevent an episode that causes the COPD to become worse than it is, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to prevent this. Extreme cold or warm weather is irritating to the lungs, where the air is inhaled. Burnout can aggravate the condition during burning season and breathe very difficult. Avoid breathing fumes or chemicals. These are considered irritants and aggravate the lungs if inhaled.
Doctors can offer medications to help alleviate the severity of the symptoms. Often buy oxygen for home use. Take the medication as prescribed and notify the doctor if symptoms do not improve. Taking medications as ordered can help prevent worsening of the potential for the symptoms, and not required help you need when symptoms get serious.
If you find that they cause flat in bed choking feeling and unable to breathe, use pillows to elevate your body in a comfortable position. Avoid excessive exercise because it makes your lungs works harder and therefore are not able to function well and impair the ability to breathe.
In the event that breathing is difficult, try doing pursed lip Breathing. Pursed lip Breathing is done by pretending to blow out candles. This process helps the lungs away from the buildup of carbon dioxide (CO2) in order to facilitate breathing. To stay healthy and follow doctor’s orders to avoid irritants that can be inhaled.
Home Health Care Agency
It is our greatest mission to help the elderly and disabled patients reach and sustain their independence and self-reliance. As a professional institute and sighting the recent focus of the United States government about reducing spending on healthcare, hospital readmissions are a costly proposition. The integration of hospital and ambulatory care is the key to reducing readmissions. Formal or strong informal relations between hospitals and the local primary care providers, such as Home Healthcare Agencies, will improve outcomes for patients and reduces the costs associated with health care spending.
Qualicare Home Health Care offers the unique ability to provide health care treatments which were previously only available in a hospital or doctor’s office to receive in the comfort of your home. Qualicare home health care offers a long list of services that are often less expensive, more convenient than and as effective as the care that you would receive in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. In general, the goal of home health care is to provide treatment for an illness or injury. For our patients, we are committed to improving patient access to much-needed health care. In doing so, we focus on minimizing the devastating personal consequences of illness, accident or disability in our patients and their families.
For more information about disease process management, please contact
Qualicare Home Health
Address: 18001 Old Cutler Rd Ste 454 Miami, FL 33157