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Home Care Services Bartlett TN - Managing COPD Together

Home Care Services Bartlett TN – Managing COPD Together

Your loved one’s COPD is something that you’ll need to manage together. Here are some tips for doing that without driving each other crazy.

Establish a Care Plan with Her Doctor

Your loved one’s doctor can help you both establish a care plan for her COPD management. This can involve medications, diet, exercise, and other aspects of her care. Once you have a framework, you can start to build out from there to personalize your loved one’s care plan.

Plan for Changes as Her COPD Worsens

COPD is a progressive disease. That means that over time, her condition is going to grow worse. If you can prepare for that now, it will be much easier for you to deal with when that time arrives. One way to do this is to continue to learn as much as you can about COPD. Joining support groups for both caregivers and sufferers of COPD can help, as well.

Determine if Your Loved One Could Use Extra Help

Your loved one is highly likely to have good days and bad days with COPD. What that can mean is that on some days, she can do quite a bit on her own, but other days are extremely difficult for her to manage. Having home care services providers available on call can help your loved one feel more secure on the bad days.

Figure out What Assistive Devices Can Help Your Loved One the Most

Assistive devices, such as grabbers or walkers, can help your loved one quite a bit. These devices keep your loved one from over exerting herself so that she can preserve some of the energy that she has. Try a variety of assistive devices to find the right ones for your loved one.

Make Your Own Self-care a Big Priority

If you’re not already prioritizing your own self-care, it’s time to do so. This helps to ensure that you’re ready and able to help when your loved one needs you the most. If you don’t do this, you’ll both be run down and that doesn’t do anyone any good.
Once you have a plan, periodically revisit it so that you and your loved one can make changes as necessary to keep meeting her needs.

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About Walter Black

Born and raised in Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Industrial Engineering, and from Angelo State University’s School of Business with his MBA. Walter has worked in the senior market for nearly 15 years and has obtained the distinguish honor of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, an organization committed to providing ongoing and meaningful support to Seniors addressing their health, financial, and social issues. Walter has spent the last five years building PCS MidSouth into a premier Home Care Agency. With three locations in the MidSouth providing services to clients in three states: Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama. The company is poise for growth and is expecting to expand its territory in the MidSouth.
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