Respiratory Disorders at Home Care
According to the popular online medical site WebMD, tens of millions of people suffer from respiratory disorders and pulmonary disease in the United States. Air is taken in through the windpipe (or trachea) and travels through intricate airways (bronchi) before reaching the alveoli or cluster of air sacs in the lungs. The lungs are the central part of this complex system and provides important life support by allowing us to consume oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. All diseases of the airways and lungs, such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder), are considered to be respiratory disorders.
If your senior is having trouble breathing, they should be encouraged to seek medical attention immediately. As we age, the body becomes increasingly vulnerable to bacterial, viral and fungal infections that can lead to serious health complications or death. A compiled study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), concluded that chronic respiratory disorders are the third leading cause of death in our country with pneumonia and influenza ranking in the top 10 as well. Other diseases that can affect your loved one’s respiratory system include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, tuberculosis, pulmonary edema, lung cancer and acute respiratory distress syndrome
Seniors who require invasive or non-invasive assistance to help them breathe can benefit greatly from the therapeutic procedures provided by our healthcare professionals. Working in conjunction with the patient’s physicians, we can administer oxygen or aerosolized medications, provide chest physical therapy and breathing exercises, and educate your loved one about their mechanical ventilator or other assisted-breathing equipment. It is important that your loved one have someone they can count on when around-the-clock care is needed to recover from a respiratory disorder.
All At Home Care provides in-home therapies and personal care for seniors recovering from pulmonary surgery, living with a chronic illness or managing a respiratory infection. Call for a free consultation.