​Home Health Care for Asthma: What Do You Need to Know?

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Posted: 4/23/2021 3:13 PM by Interim HealthCare
Does your elderly loved one have asthma? If so, you should learn all you can about this condition. There are millions of people who suffer from asthma every single year. There are babies, children, young adults, older adults, and senior citizens who have this condition. It can be mild to severe. Keep reading here to find out more about how home health care services can help if your elderly loved one has asthma. 

Long-Term Care with Asthma


Many people who have asthma have worsened symptoms over time. For instance, your elderly loved one might need more medications as they get older. They might need oxygen rather than just an inhaler. They may also need to make lifestyle changes. The home health care providers can give your loved one reminders to take their medications. They can also encourage your elderly loved one to exercise and make other lifestyle adjustments to reduce their symptoms. If your elderly loved one has asthma, it is important that all of their long-term care needs are being taken care of. 

Managing Medications


One of the main things that many asthma sufferers have to remember is to take their medications as prescribed. If they don’t do this, they could experience more severe symptoms. They might have more trouble breathing. Most of the time inhalers and corticosteroids are given for asthma. Your elderly loved one’s doctor will prescribe the medications that are right for their condition. If you can’t be around to give reminders, a home health care provider can do this instead. 

Action Plans 


Another way that home health care providers can help your elderly loved one with their asthma is to create action plans. The home health care provider can take the notes that your elderly loved one’s doctor has given and create this plan. This might include helping your elderly loved one to make a schedule for when to exercise. The action plan might include helping your elderly loved one to practice breathing techniques. You can be a part of creating this action plan, as well. 

Conclusion


These are some of the ways that home health care providers can help your elderly loved one with their asthma diagnosis. If your elderly loved one has asthma that isn’t well-controlled at this point, be sure to work with their doctor and home health care providers to get it under control. 

Sources
https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/HH/documents/HUD%20Asthma%20Guide%20Document_Final_7_18.pdf

If you or an aging loved one are considering home health care in Sugarhouse, UT, contact the caring staff at Interim Healthcare. Call today 801-401-3515.

Author: Michael and Marlena Hawkins, Owners, Interim HealthCare, Salt Lake City, UT

Interim HealthCare of Salt Lake City has been in business since February 2014, providing in-home personal care and support services that help our elderly and/or disabled neighbors live enriched, safe and independent lives. Our goal is to provide customized care and support services that make it possible for our clients to remain in the comfort of their own homes rather than relocate to an assisted living facility. Interim HealthCare is family owned by Michael and Marlana Hawkins, and is a Veteran Owned Small Business.

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