COPD, also known as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, is a long-term illness affecting the lungs. Most COPD sufferers experience periodic relapses when their symptoms worsen, and they have difficulty breathing. This will usually require compassionate and skilled medical and nursing care.
With the right diagnosis and treatments instances of COPD exacerbation can be prevented or reduced. With appropriate care, patients usually recover from a COPD exacerbation within a week or sometimes two weeks.
The goal of COPD treatment and care is to prevent exacerbations as they cause further damage to your lungs.
How long recovery will take will depend on your overall health condition and the quality of care you receive.
At Haym Salomon Home our cardiac-trained medical staff are used to treating and alleviating the symptoms of a COPD exacerbation. We offer subacute nursing care for patients with COPD deterioration who require skilled, long-term or short-term care.
Feel free to contact us to find out more about our care and therapy services. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, HMO PPO EPO, MLTC’s as well as private care. Also, our finance coordinators will assist you with smoothing out the issues you could have.
COPD exacerbation is a serious condition that require medical attention. Talk to your doctor and act immediately.