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Helping COPD Caregivers Support Their Loved Ones


As a caregiver, you play a vital role in assisting those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), helping manage their day-to-day needs and providing invaluable support in navigating the challenges posed by this chronic condition. That is why Village Medical™ is proud to partner with the COPD Foundation to better prepare you as caregivers to help your loved ones with COPD live a more fulfilling life. We find this important information to share as the number of caregivers in the U.S. continues to rise as one in five Americans fulfill a caregiver position as of 2020, a nearly 22% increase since 2015.

As part of this effort, we’ve launched a new COPD Caregiver Packet. It is an educational resource designed to give you the information, advice and support you need to better care for yourself and your loved ones with COPD.

Why Knowing More About COPD Matters

COPD is a term used to describe chronic lung diseases including emphysema, and chronic bronchitis. Chronic conditions are often complicated. Better understanding these conditions can help you feel more comfortable guiding your loved one to follow their primary care doctor or advanced practice providers’* (APP) instructions, including:

  • Managing their symptoms
  • Sticking to their medication schedule
  • Exercising regularly
  • Staying up to date on vaccines

Caregiving Can Be Both a Challenging and Rewarding Experience

Being a caregiver and helping your loved one take care of their health is one of the most important things you can do, but it can also be exhausting and stressful. To help take care of yourself and prevent caregiving from becoming too overwhelming, don’t hesitate to ask for support from family, friends, or a medical professional. Talking about your experience and checking in with your own primary care doctor or APP will allow you to be the best caregiver you can be while maintaining your own good mental and physical health.

Materials Included in the Free COPD Caregiver Packet

The new COPD Caregiver Packet is a complete set of educational materials for you as a COPD caregiver, and all the information is available to you for free. It provides tips and other helpful information designed to better prepare you to your loved ones breathe better.

Materials include:

  • Understanding COPD
  • Prescribed Medications for COPD
  • COPD Flare-Up (Exacerbation)
  • Five Tips for Self-Care as a COPD Caregiver
  • COPD Action Plan (for your loved one)
  • Personal Medications List (for your loved one)

We partnered with the COPD Foundation create this caregiver packet in order to tap their deep expertise in COPD and lung disease diagnosis and treatment, along with our wide range of doctors and APPs who help get COPD patients the care they need. This packet was created to help you be the best caregiver you can be. By downloading our free COPD Caregiver Packet now, you can help your loved ones set a strong foundation for managing COPD and living a healthier life.

*An advanced practice provider is defined as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant.


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