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When a loved one has COPD or another chronic lung disease, knowing how to balance taking care of them and yourself can be difficult. This page provides helpful resources for caregivers including guides on helping your loved one quit smoking and how to take time out of your day for yourself.

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Which Portable Oxygen Solution Should You Choose?

By Do More With Oxygen

Tue, Jul 30, 2013

woman with portable oxygen at a greenhouseIn a previous article, several questions were introduced to help you and your provider choose the perfect portable oxygen solution for your lifestyle. From “How active are you?” to “How often do you travel?” several factors can determine the equipment that is best for you. However, the answer you seek still may not be clear.

There are a lot of options for portable oxygen equipment. Invacare, a trusted name in respiratory health, has three solutions:

  • The Invacare® XPO2™ Portable Oxygen Concentrator allows you to go where you want, when you want. It is lightweight, versatile and reliable. The pulse settings 1 through 5 meet the needs of a broad range of those with respiratory ailments.
  • The Invacare® SOLO2® Portable Oxygen Concentrator features continuous flow up to 3 LPM and pulse dose settings 1 through 5. It is small, quiet and reliable, giving you the freedom to go just about anywhere without fear of running out of oxygen.
  • With the Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System, you can safely fill your own cylinders whenever you want with your oxygen concentrator. This home oxygen filling system allows you to fill oxygen cylinders over and over, so you never have to wait on oxygen deliveries again.

Still not sure which solution is right for you? The chart below can assist you in making the right decision.

oxygen diagramNote that this is a general guide. To identify the best system, additional factors may need to be taken into consideration. Talk to your doctor and your oxygen provider.

If you are ready to learn more about the HomeFill Oxygen System, click here for a free equipment guide. If you want to know more about portable oxygen concentrators, click here.

You're in Control of Your Oxygen with a Home Oxygen Filling System

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