Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. COPD is caused by damage to the lungs over many years, often due to smoking, asthma, pollution, frequent infections, or family history. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is often a combination of respiratory diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Under the care of Sphinx Home Health Care, dedicated nurses and therapists provide the quality home care services you deserve, including:

  • Assessing vital signs
  • Monitoring impaired oxygen exchange, daily intake and output
  • Teaching patients to monitor for increased shortness of breath and to weigh themselves daily
  • Educating patients and caregivers about COPD
  • Teaching energy conservation skills to help patients maintain higher energy levels
  • Assisting and educating patients in safely performing the activities of daily living
  • Assessing the safety of patients’ homes
  • Recommending and implementing safety improvements
  • Teaching patients about the proper use of medication
  • Checking oxygen saturation levels
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