When living with a chronic health condition like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), respiratory failure, and other chronic respiratory conditions, breathing becomes extremely difficult. The skilled nurses at Nursing Plus of Broward understand the wide range of complications that accompany respiratory chronic conditions.
When a loved one is feeling shortness of breath or simply feels each breath requires effort, our trained nurses and home health aide specialists work together to develop a management plan and provide hospital-level care in the comfort of their home.
According to World Health Organization (WHO), chronic respiratory conditions block airflow, affecting the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common chronic respiratory conditions include:
Whether it’s a short-term or long-term respiratory condition, our skilled nurses and home health aide services can assist in treating and managing oxygen levels, so you and your loved one can function at an optimal level.
According to COPDFoundation, COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including:
The four stages of COPD range from mild to very severe, affecting everyone differently. That is why it’s important to seek medical assistance.
Our skilled nurses and home health aides bring both professionalism and compassion to make the process smooth for you and your loved one in a comfortable and familiar environment.
To understand how severe you or your loved one’s COPD is, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) created a staging system, also called a grading system, to help understand the severity:
*FEV1 – Also called Tiffeneau-Pinelli index is a calculated ratio used to diagnose obstructive and restrictive lung disease
Shortness of breath and coughing are symptoms often associated with aging. However, they can also be warning signs of COPD. The following are symptoms that slowly develop and sometimes don’t appear until it’s too late and your lungs are damaged:
Respiratory failure happens when blood doesn’t have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide, and there are times when both situations occur. There are two types of respiratory failure: acute or chronic respiratory failure.
It’s important to keep in mind that both types of respiratory failures should be treated equally. When experiencing breathing difficulties, you and your loved one might need help with personal care and management. At Nursing Plus of Broward, our home health aide services help you and your loved one with daily personal hygiene, including:
Adjusting to new rhythms of breathing calls for oxygen therapy provided by our skilled therapists. We can help relieve pain, restore function, and obtain/maintain maximum performance by practicing:
At Nursing Plus of Broward, we aim to continue the tradition of being 100% dedicated to providing the highest quality home-based patient care. Our professional, compassionate, and attentive team understand that each patient is facing a different situation, and that’s why we create specialized in-home care services to assist you and your loved one with maintaining personal hygiene and practicing healthy exercises.
Plus, our in-home care services can take place in the comfort of your own home. Your peace of mind is important to us and we understand how physically and emotionally draining this time might be for you and your family.
For more information about how the team at Nursing Plus of Broward can help you and your loved one treat respiratory conditions – acute or chronic- contact us today at 833-JFNURSE!
“The staff was very caring and sensitive to my needs.”Jaqueline C. – Hollywood
“Nursing Plus’s therapists were great. They got me up and going in no time. I feel better than have in years.”Rickey V. – Cooper City
“They were the best. They helped with all aspects of my care, from the nursing staff to the therapists…They were great!”Vivian A. – Hallandale
Find out if you meet the criteria for home healthcare. We’ll work with your insurance provider to obtain any and all services available under your plan.