Caregiving for Seniors Living with COPD

A trained Amada City of Chicago caregiver can help support a senior loved one with COPD in limiting flare-ups and encouraging self-care.

The compassionate and knowledeable caregiving team at Amada City of Chicago is here to help provide long-term care for seniors living with COPD, a challenging condition that is one of the leading causes of hospitalizations among the elderly. As part of our personalized caregiving services, Amada Chicago offers in-home COPD care and respite care for families in City of Chicago, Irving Park, Ravenswood,  and surrounding areas. 

Managing COPD can be especially tricky because the main components of the disease — dyspnea (shortness of breath) and fatigue — greatly interfere with or limit activities of daily living (ADLs). The Amada Chicago caregiving team understands there’s a high probability that a senior living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will experience a COPD flare-up (an exacerbation of symptoms) that needs immediate attention.

The compassion and support Amada caregivers provide to aging COPD sufferers and their families can make a difference in helping a senior loved one maintain his or her health, as well as inspire a positive outlook, especially if symptoms should worsen. In addition, seniors managing COPD symptoms who are supported by an in-home caregiver often are more motivated to follow their prescribed pulmonary rehabilitation plan.

Amada Chicago caregivers are trained to:

  • Skillfully provide assistance with everyday activities like meal preparation, dressing, light housekeeping, walking and others.
  • Know that their COPD home care clients often are dealing with chronic pain, and thus avoid taking the senior COPD sufferer’s irritability or bad mood personally.
  • Assist the COPD senior client with exercises prescribed as part of pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Help with medication reminders, knowing that COPD patients often take multiple medications at various times daily.

At Amada Senior Care City of Chicago we understand that seniors living with COPD and their families make better care decisions when they’re aware of all their options for home care and respite care.