Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Home Health Care Services

We have developed highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team of COPD specific care providers that include skilled nurses, therapists and caregivers that have worked under the guidance of the DFW’s leading pulmonologists. 

Providing In-Home Care and Home Healthcare Services for COPD Clients.

Care Mountain’s highly specialized in-home COPD programs can help you to pr slow progression of COPD, manage the condition at home with the right clinical supervision, and avoid unecessary trips to the Hospital, ER and re-admissions

Care Mountain brings to you one of the the highest level of COPD program expertise in DFW. We work closely with leading hospitals across DFW that are ranked nationally for COPD, including Baylor University Medical Center‘s COPD team, and Parkland Health’s COPD specialists 

What is COPD? COPD is a group of inflammatory lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that have their cause long-term exposure to cigarette smoke and other environmental irritants. COPD is a progressive condition without a cure. Individuals suffering from COPD have
a greater risk of lung cancer and heart disease than those without, but it is possible to control symptoms and preserve quality of life, 

Why is COPD a problem?  Based on large scale health data, Among the patients discharged from Hospitals to home, Respiratory
Diseases (COPD) is the 4th most common condition after Arthritis, Heart Disease (CHF), and Cancer. Per CDC, in 2018, chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, was the fourth leading cause of mortality in the US. Specifically, in 2018, COPD accounted for 155,987 deaths among adults aged 25 years and older. 

What do you provide for COPD? In home care or home health care is the chief alternative to expensive and repetitive inpatient hospital admissions. In fact, it is typically preferred by both physicians and families. COPD In home care is a team sport. We provide a group of healthcare professionals (skilled nurses, therapists, caregivers) under the direction of a physician who specializes in pulmonary diseases. In collaboration with your physician and DME providers, we create a treatment plan for managing a patient’s COPD symptoms that typically include:

  1. Skilled Nursing care
  2. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  3. Education about medications, breathing exercises. Insight on recognizing and managing flare-ups
  4. Medical equipment, including nebulizers and inhalers. Oxygen therapy
  5. Experienced at-home caregivers that provide frontline support for a loved one  with COPD

We are also knowledgeable at providing a “Hospital at Home” model for COPD (which is considered a more advanced COPD support system at home) for end stage COPD patients that can be well managed at home. This takes a higher level experienced of skilled nurses and we can help with this. 

We do NOT provide hospice care for COPD patients.

Top 10 Symptoms that our COPD clients typically had that depend on our proven COPD programs :

  1. Frequent flare-ups of COPD requiring antibiotics, bronchodilators, steroids to manage symptoms and avoid hospitalization
  2. Increased fall risk due to fatigue and weakness because of your COPD
  3. Shortness of breath that prevents you from doing daily activities
  4. Difficulty taking prescribed inhalers
  5. Respiratory infections, such as flu and pneumonia, can worsen COPD.
  6. More emergency room visits and overnight hospital stays.
  7. Anxiety and depression.
  8. Increased confusion or memory loss. This can be caused by lack of oxygen or too much carbon dioxide building up, emotional distress, or other factors
  9. Delirium. The patient’s level of consciousness may change, and they may become restless or incoherent.
  10. Malnutrition. Patients may eat too little due to anxiety or depression, lack of energy, or lack of appetite caused by discomfort due to breathlessness.

Specialized COPD Program: Our COPD program clinical experts bring together our team of skilled in-home clinicians from different disciplines to help COPD patients manage their diseases at home, while avoiding unnecessary trips to the ER and reduce re-admissions to the hospital.

  1. Objectives of our COPD program include: Improve your ability to stay active, and Slow the progression of COPD
  2. Prevent and treat COPD exacerbations (flare-ups)
  3. Reduce your chances of needing to go to the hospital
  4. Manage COPD at home by helping you recognize when your symptoms get worse and know what steps to take