COPD Home Care
Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition that cannot be cured but can be managed to allow those with the condition to live an enjoyable life.
Once a person is diagnosed with COPD, it will often fall on relatives or loved ones to assist with care around the home and may lead to difficult questions being asked and the possibility of being put into a nursing home.
The Great Care Company is here to provide an alternative. Our amazing home carers understand COPD and take care of all the tasks around your home that you may require assistance with. This can give your loved ones some respite and ensure that everything from complicated treatments to basic tasks like cleaning is completed correctly.
Question: What is COPD?
COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the term used to describe multiple lung conditions that cause difficulty with breathing. COPD can include emphysema (damaged air sacs within the lungs) and chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) which tend to affect adults of middle age or older.
People often do not realise they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease until it becomes quite progressive and makes normal activities difficult. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 cases of COPD are the long-term results of smoking though it can also be genetic or a result of sustained exposure to dangerous fumes or dust. An estimated 3 million people in the UK may have COPD with most cases going undiagnosed.
Typical symptoms of COPD:
- Breathlessness - Especially during activities like climbing stairs or physical activity.
- A long-term chesty cough that produces phlegm.
- Re-occurring chest infections.
- Wheezing whilst breathing
Flare-ups when left untreated
Treatments for COPD:
Although the damage caused by COPD will always affect the lungs you can try giving up smoking, using prescribed inhalers and medicines or trying pulmonary rehabilitation, which is something our home carers can assist with.
Tailoring The Service To You How Can Home Carers Help With COPD
Though COPD can be a complex issue, with proper planning and treatments, it does not mean you have to compromise on your quality of life.
Working with the medical advice you have received, The Great Care Company can arrange for full assistance and management of treatments, physiotherapy and medication at the correct times of day, to the correct amounts specified.
If complex equipment is required for your treatment then we will ensure our staff are properly trained as well as able to identify treatments or methods which may help make your life easier by managing the condition.
Our team support the person directly affected by COPD but we're here for their loved ones too. We understand it can create difficult situations and the strain is not always physical, it can mean you need a bit of emotional support too.
The Great Care Company can arrange for COPD carers across Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Our award-winning service is completely geared towards your needs and the very specific things you'd like help with.
We understand there may be secondary health conditions to consider and account for as well as respecting your privacy. We are in your home and we cannot overstate how important it is to have carers that you feel comfortable with.
To ensure you get the right carer for you, we have a unique system that helps suit our care staff to you based on their qualifications but also shared interests, hobbies and personalities.
Living with COPD does not have to be difficult. We're here to provide home carers to help that will benefit your life as a whole and make everything a little bit easier for you.
Managing COPD in your own home Who can we help?
Whether you've recently been discharged from the hospital or require long-term care, we can provide effective home care for you at every stage of COPD.
COPD home care is ideal for:
COPD can be a difficult condition to manage and will often make life challenging for loved ones and families who undertake the role of carer.
It's ok to seek help. That's what the Great Care Company is here for.
Let's make your life easier. What Can COPD Home Carers Do?
Assistance With Personal Hygiene
Basic cleanliness can be difficult if you get out of breath or feel physically restricted. Our carers can help, rather than having family members assist.
Emotional & Physical Support
Our carers provide the support and encouragement needed for those with COPD & their loved ones as well as aiding with treatment.
Ongoing Treatments & Medication
Acting on your GP or COPD specialist's advice, we help with all the recommended treatments to keep you well looked after.
Cooking & Hydration
If cooking is a challenge then allow us to help. From food shopping to meal plans and cooking. We're able to assist in every way you'd wish us to, even with the washing up!
Respite For Your Loved Ones
It can be hard on our family and loved ones, especially if they have to assist with care. We work so they can have a bit of time to themselves.
COPD can be a complex condition. Our carers are trained to identify flare-ups and help diagnose issues to reduce additional health risks.
We Help With Your Pets.
Assuming you do not have restrictions in place to access your pets, our team can help care for them. From feeding and cleaning to walkies.
Care That Goes Above & Beyond
We match our carers to those in our care. Ensuring a bond that goes beyond a simple service. We are extended family when you need that support.
What Areas Do We Cover? COPD Home Carers In Lincolnshire & Yorkshire
We provide great carers for the hours and services you need in Lincolnshire & Yorkshire:
Please do not worry if your town, village or location is not listed above, we may still be able to arrange care for you.
We work hard to ensure that you get the best carers who are qualified and uniquely matched to your personality.
Feel free to contact our helpful team and let us answer any home care questions you may have.
Weighing up your options. What are the pros & cons of COPD Home Care?
We believe in considering all the options before committing to anything. Let us help you with a few considerations.
What are the costs? Affordable Home Carers
For People With COPD
One great thing about The Great Care Company is the fact you only pay for the services you want and the hours you need us.
This makes our home carers a much more affordable option than care homes.
You can speak with our friendly team and see how we can help you with COPD care and we'll arrange a care plan that suits your budget and needs.
You may be eligible for financial assistance in some cases. If we are aware of any grants or support you could claim, we will let you know how to pursue this.
The Great Care Company works hard to provide the best service from the best carers at an affordable price to you.
Getting to know The Great Care Company
The best home care provider in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
What makes us different?
- Our unique selection process means we find the most suitable staff for those in their care. It allows for instant bonds that extend beyond basic physical care.
- We really look after our staff. Ensuring their happiness is every bit as important as taking care of our clients.
- The Great Care Company is a decorated award winner within the care industry.
- We strive to provide consistent carers and familiar faces.
- We have a thorough training system, geared to providing the most qualified and experienced staff in the care industry.
- We respect your personal life and respect your personal space and dignity.
- We place a lot of emphasis on mental wellness and emotional support.
- We'll help assess the most cost-effective ways of providing home care without compromising on service standards.
- The Great Care Company knows that secondary health conditions can often have a bearing on care. We'll work with you to make sure that you are thoroughly looked after.
- Care should always be without compromise. Every client is treated as our absolute priority.
- To make sure you are always covered, we may need to train extra staff to shadow your usual carers. This will be at our own expense rather than at the expense of our clients.
- Your happiness and independence will always come first.
- Our company works in line with all current guidelines within the UK for health compliance.
In simplistic terms, The Great Care Company is different because we treat those in our care in the way we'd wish to see our own family treated: With dignity, love and respect.
This philosophy drives everything we do and makes us strive to give the best levels of care without compromise.
COPD Home Carers Are Ready To Help You.
When you know you want help, we can arrange to have home carers in place, fast.
Once you're ready, feel free to discuss your options with our friendly team.
You can choose the services you'd like, the days you want us and the times that fit in with your lifestyle.
We'll work to match carers to you based on your location, needs and personality.
Let us take care of all the physical, medical and emotional support you require to deal with COPD.
Get in touch
Our team will answer any questions you may have.
We can arrange the most convenient home care solution to suit your needs, whether it be COPD or other health conditions.
We're here to help you realise a better life is just a phone call away.