Pulmonary

NON-HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE PULMONARY PROGRAM

BENEFITS

  • Treats the whole person by offering medical, emotional, spiritual and social support
  • Assists the patient and family in understanding the diagnosis and managing respiratory failure
  • Helps the patient manage respiratory insufficiency and other chronic symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fatigue, loss of appetite, difficulty sleeping and depression
  • Offers guidance for making difficult medical decisions and education related to disease process, medications, diet and community resources
  • Eases the transition between various healthcare settings and improves communication between the patient, the medical staff and the family

Our Services Include

• Development of a customized plan of care

• Individualized Non‐HospicePalliative Care Pulmonary Protocol

• Pain and symptom management tools

• Supplemental oxygen/medication management

• Telemonitoring services when indicated

• Psychological and social support available

• Pulmonary Rehab program/Physician progress note to improve coordination of care

• Self Management Guide and Patient Journal

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    I can't thank you enough for taking such good care of me. I will always be grateful to you. Thank God for special angels.
    Priscilla,Patient

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    This is my second time with your agency. I requested this agency this time. I love your staff. They are kind and thorough and genuinely care for you. I will be using you again in the future. Thank you. Y'all are a godsend.
    Lisa,Patient

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    My wife and I are happy and very grateful for the service offered by the agency. Thanks.
    Cesar,Patient

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    All of the people associated with my home health care were very professional, kind and caring. Thank you. The care I received was excellent, please thank all of them.
    Lucille,Patient

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    This is the fifth time i have used your agency and if I have to use someone again, i would contact you. I have recommended you to a lot of people.
    Deloris,Patient

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    All home health care nurses that came to my home were very professional and caring. They were very informative about my type surgery, my meds, and showed overall concern about my well-being, including emotional/mental health.
    Mary,Patient

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    I greatly appreciate the services given to me by nurses and home rehab. I have already requested same company for my next surgery. Thanks again!
    James,Patient

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    Every nurse, therapist and aide was very professional and helpful. They helped me in many ways to cope with age and restrictions that are present in various illnesses (high blood pressure, etc.)
    Elizabeth,Patient

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    Thank you so much for the wonderful care you provided to my dad. We will definitely use your agency in the future.
    ,Patient's daughter

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    The Physical Therapist's are the best I have ever dealt with. They are a huge asset to your establishment. All of the nurses I saw treated me with care, concern, and respect. Overall, great home health care! Recommended you to a neighbor; she is as pleased with your staff as much as I am.
    Jacquelyn,Patient

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    All of the nurses were friendly and very thorough. We would recommend them highly to family and friends. Thank you.
    Albert,Patient

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    Thank you for caring about my health. The services I received were excellent. I will use y'all again. You are number 1! People that care about people and their health.
    Wanda,Patient

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    I am a retired nurse and I have a tendency to evaluate care from fellow professionals. My care team was awesome, informative, challenging and very kind. Always positive and encouraging.
    Annmarie,Patient

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    I've had home care two times in my lifetime and find Peoples Home Health the best I've had. Highly recommend them to other people.
    ,Patient

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    We have used Peoples Home Health many times. We are always impressed by all the personnel who have worked with my husband. The Speech Therapist has been especially helpful.
    ,Patient's Wife

  • Patient Testimonials - provided by Deyta©

    I am very grateful to the home health agency staff for their kindness and the care they gave me. Thank you all very much.
    Dorothy,Patient

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    I have the best nurse in the world.
    Sylvia,Patient

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    They made me feel right at home.
    Elva,Patient

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    Your agency has wonderful caring people.
    Brenda,Patient

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    The entire staff was caring and professional. My concerns were addressed immediately.
    Mary,Patient

COPD

Once established, COPD follows a progressive course causing death either from respiratory failure or complications from its associated diseases, which include coronary artery disease, lung cancer, and stroke. These conditions occur at a higher rate in patients with COPD as compared to patients with comparable smoking histories but without COPD, which reflects the multisystem nature of the disease. Among available therapies, only supplemental oxygen prolongs life whereas all other treatments provide symptomatic relief and, therefore, represent palliative care.

Palliative care benefits patients through all stages of COPD because of patients’ high symptom burden that reduces physical, psychological, and social functioning. Dyspnea is the most common and distressing symptom and becomes more severe than that experienced from congestive heart failure, renal failure, or lung cancer near the end of life (EOL). During the midcourse of COPD, dyspnea responds only partially to therapy and eventually becomes refractory to routine care, which requires a shift from therapeutic goals of prolonging survival to palliative goals of relieving symptoms, improving function, and enhancing quality of life. Caregivers with knowledge of the extensive palliative care resources available for COPD working with informed patients can provide effective relief from refractory dyspnea and help patients maintain a reasonable quality of life.