Pulmonary / COPD Care

Home Health Pulmonary Care

Home Health Care for COPD Patients

The Pulmonary Program at Options Home Health provides effective home health services to patients in the comfort of their own homes. Our comprehensive approach is designed to restore the pulmonary patient to the highest level of function. The overall goal is to increase quality of life by decreasing exacerbations and reducing hospitalizations.

Eligible patients are those suffering from chronic lung conditions and diseases that make breathing difficult. We treat those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, lung cancer and other illnesses that cause oxygen deficiency.

Our Pulmonary / COPD Home Care Program

  • Education about lung disease and how to prevent exacerbations
  • Encouragement and assistance with lifestyle changes such as diet, smoking cessation and irritant avoidance
  • Customized exercise program, taught by our physical and occupational therapists, that includes energy conservation techniques to reduce exertion while performing daily activities
  • Treatment education including pharmacological therapy, oxygen therapy and breathing exercises
  • Counseling services
  • Education about and monitoring of oxygen usage and oxygen saturation
  • Home health aide as needed to assist with daily activities of living (bathing, toileting, dressing, eating)

Benefits of Our Pulmonary Program

  • Improved quality of life with fewer exacerbations
  • Reduced number of hospitalizations
  • Increased endurance
  • Improved coping mechanisms
  • Improved function and level of independence
  • Improved safety and compliance around oxygen
  • Improved outcomes