Post Pneumonia Therapy
Pneumonia is an inflammation and infection of the lungs, usually caused by viruses and bacteria. Alveoli which microscopic air sacs in the lungs that absorb oxygen, become inflamed and are filled with fluid, causing various symptoms such as a cough with phlegm, fever, chills, body aches, and shortness of breath.
If your loved one is suffering from pneumonia, seeking therapy for them can benefit their condition.
The symptoms can vary in intensity from mild to severe. Factors like age, health and the type of bacteria related to pneumonia will contribute to the severity of the disease.
Those with a high-risk include:
- Infants and children
- Men and women aged 65 or older.
Those who suffer from health problems such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, emphysema, HIV / AIDS, or diabetes.
- Why do seniors get hospitalized when they have pneumonia?
It is not necessary for anyone who has pneumonia to look for help in the hospital, although certain signs indicate that one should seek medical care as soon as possible. Seniors, in particular, are at risk of developing complications, so it is recommended that everyone age 65 years or older or those on oxygen, visit a medical doctor if you think you have pneumonia.
Additionally, if you experience the following symptoms, see a doctor immediately:
- Confusion Rapid breathing
- A sudden drop in blood pressure
- Those who oxygen and respiratory therapy
Elderly Pneumonia Therapy
Why Health Care is important for seniors who have pneumonia:
Seniors age 65 and older are more prone to developing pneumonia due to their age, health status and weakened immune systems. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more deaths per year due to pneumonia complications than from car accidents.
Once a person contracts pneumonia, he or she has a higher chance of getting it again. In order to counteract this, it is a good idea to get a companion home health care in the home to assist in the recovery and check for deterioration of the symptoms.
Home health care workers can help to prepare healthy meals, monitor medication doses, stimulate and help with chores and some light exercises, make sure that home is sanitary, and make sure the patient is performing adequate hygiene self-care.
With pneumonia being a bacterial infection, it is important to keep seniors in their homes, so they are not in the neighborhood who are sick with the flu and bronchitis, which often progress to pneumonia.
Home care companions have the best interest of the senior population in mind and know how dangerous pneumonia can be, it’s a great idea to have a companion provide the necessary services to seniors’ safe and healthy especially after a battle with pneumonia.
Best Pneumonia Care Therapy
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 post pneumonia therapy, please contact
Qualicare Home Health
Address: 18001 Old Cutler Rd Ste 454 Miami, FL 33157