Caregiving for Seniors Diagnosed with COPD
The support of a trained Amada caregiver can help a senior loved one living with COPD limit flare-ups and encourage self-care.
The compassionate and knowledeable caregiving team at Amada Boston MetroWest 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. If you or a senior loved one need professional COPD home care, please contact us today for a Free Care Needs Consultation. As part of our personal caregiving services, Amada Boston MetroWest offers home care for seniors managing COPD symptoms and respite care for families in Framingham, North Easton, Sharon, Waban and surrounding areas.
Managing COPD can be especially tricky for the loved ones of an afflicted senior 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 caregiving team understands there’s a high probability that a senior managing the chronic condition will experience a COPD flare-up (an exacerbation of symptoms) that needs immediate attention.
The compassion and support Amada caregivers provide to senior clients with COPD and their families in Framingham, North Easton, Sharon, Waban and other Boston MetroWest areas 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, senior COPD clients supported by an in-home caregiver often are more motivated to follow their prescribed pulmonary rehabilitation plan.
Amada caregivers are trained to:
• Assist the senior managing COPD with exercise prescribed as part of pulmonary rehabilitation.
• Help with medication reminders and know how important it is for senior COPD patients who often take multiple medications at various times daily.
• Skillfully and patiently provide practical help 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’s irritability or bad mood personally.
At Amada Senior Care Boston MetroWest, we understand that senior COPD patients and families make better care decisions when they’re aware of all their options for home care and respite care. If you’re looking for in-home COPD care in Framingham, North Easton, Sharon, Waban or other Boston MetroWest communities, please call 617-229-6567 for a Free Needs Consultation.