Finding out you have lung disease can be confusing and scary. With the right respiratory care and caregiver support, you can manage your disease better and breathe easier. At Barnes Healthcare, we provide quality in-home care with our interdisciplinary team of clinicians and professionals who work with physicians to provide specialized care to our patients. This specialized care includes education, clinical monitoring and support to give you the tools you need to be successful in managing your lung disease.
Learn how you can get your breathing on the right track and improve your quality of life with these tips below and remember — we're always just a phone call away.
What are the best COPD treatment options?
If you have COPD, it can be frustrating to find the right treatment plan that works for you. The first step is to work with a healthcare provider that understands how your breathing issues are affecting your day-to-day life. At Barnes, we work hand in hand with the patient and physician to understand their day-to-day challenges and provide education to ensure they have the proper equipment in the home to be successful.
Below are treatment options that Barnes Healthcare has found to be successful in improving the lives of patients we serve.
Home Oxygen Therapy
Many patients with COPD experience shortness of breath and a change in their daily activity level due to a decrease in their oxygen level. We recommend oxygen equipment to reduce shortness of breath and allow for a more active lifestyle.
We offer a full line of oxygen equipment at Barnes Healthcare, including stationary and portable concentrators. Our interdisciplinary team will provide set-up, support, and extensive education on how to best use this equipment at home and while on the go. We’ll evaluate your space and activity level to provide personalized recommendations, so you get the proper equipment that works for your lifestyle and meets your clinical needs.
Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) gives patients with COPD, chronic respiratory failure, severe neuromuscular disorders or restrictive thoracic disorders more independence and decreases their risk of hospitalization.
Non- invasive ventilation is designed to reduce your work of breathing by resting your breathing muscles and expanding your lungs while you sleep. The settings are designed to keep your airways open, help you remove carbon dioxide, and increase your oxygenation. Over a period of time, you should notice a gradual increase in energy, an increase in your activity level, fewer morning headaches and feeling more alert.
The Barnes Difference
At Barnes Healthcare, patients receive personalized treatment from an in-home specialist who will help them find the right equipment. We believe it is crucial for our patients to have a good understanding of their lung condition and are trained properly on how to use their in-home equipment.
At Barnes Healthcare Services we provide a clinician led ventilation management program designed to help our patients understand their disease process, recognize and treat exacerbations, and be successful in managing their breathing at home.
Clinical research shows that COPD patients placed on NIV using the Barnes Healthcare approach saw an 88% reduction in hospital visits in the year following the treatment. Our personalized approach provides individuals with a clearer understanding of their diagnosis and their treatment plan, so they can feel empowered to have an active role in their healthcare outcomes.
At Barnes Healthcare, we choose to recognize the severity of respiratory issues and what we can do to treat them, and that’s why our patients turn to us. We provide the knowledge and services that make your at-home healthcare experience seamless. Breathe easier with Barnes and contact us today to learn more about our respiratory programs and the equipment needs you may have.