Life as a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) caregiver has some unique challenges. It’s all right to feel as though caring for an oxygen user is a task you can’t do all by yourself sometimes. That’s why various resources exist to help you care for your loved one. Caring.com provides four suggestions for getting a helping hand caring for the oxygen user in your life.
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.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), you may have a lot of questions. This page is a great resource for learning about all aspects of the disease including talking to your doctor, flare-up signs and symptoms, and disease management.
If you have a chronic lung disease, you know that staying healthy plays an important part in managing your symptoms and overall well-being. The right exercise methods, diet, and other techniques can help you stay healthy with chronic lung disease and get you back to doing the things you love.
COPD 101 Resources
Because they're so focused on treating the health of their patients, doctors can often inadvertently fail to recognize the needs of caregivers who are caring for an oxygen user at home. Family members of aging patients who slowly lose their ability to take care of themselves have one of the most complex, physically demanding and stressful jobs out there.
The word “chronic” is a familiar one for those caring for an oxygen user. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis are all chronic lung diseases—long lasting conditions that can be controlled, but not cured—that often require oxygen.