Pulmonary & Heart Disease

Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a condition that describes multiple lung diseases such as chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. Remain At Home Senior Care’s program for COPD is designed to educate clients and provide the support patients need on a daily basis. Our education and reinforcement program includes instruction in:

  • Medication management
  • Proper breathing techniques
  • Energy saving techniques
  • Importance of receiving the yearly flu vaccine
  • Importance of frequent rest periods
  • Proper fluid intake
  • Infection precautions
  • At-home safety guidelines, including prohibiting smokers in the home

Heart Disease

CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Symptoms include progressive shortness of breath after minimal activity, fluid retention and swelling of the feet, and lack of energy or fatigue. CHF is one of the most common causes of hospital re-admissions. Remain At Home Senior Care’s management program works to improve patients’ quality of life and avoid hospitalization through:

  • Medication management
  • Proper diet
  • Reduction of salt intake
  • Fluid restrictions
  • Proper activity and appropriate rest periods
  • Daily weight recording to ensure no rapid weight gain
  • Monitoring of respiration
  • Monitoring of pulse
  • Education on the importance of anxiety reduction