Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

“When you can’t catch your breath, that is all you can think about.”

Hospice of Huntington has a special Breathe Easy program especially for hospice patients with COPD. COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It is a progressive and irreversible condition. Hospice of Huntington’s Breathe Easy program helps you:

  • Reduce feelings of breathlessness
  • Avoid repeated ER visits and hospitalizations
  • Learn how to control symptoms

When is the Breathe Easy program right for you?

If a hospice patient experiences one or more of the following, now is the time to call Hospice of Huntington:

  • Shortness of breath at rest or with minimal exertion
  • Spending the majority of the time in a chair
  • Using two or more pillows for elevation during sleep
  • Using oxygen most of the time
  • A decrease in oxygen saturation in your blood
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Upper respiratory infections or failure
  • Minimal relief from inhalers
  • Frequent trips to the ER or hospital

Call us at (304) 529-4217 or (800) 788-5480 to request a free evaluation to determine if you are eligible for our Breathe Easy with COPD program.

The Breathe Easy program provides hospice patients with:

  • Weekly nurse visits
  • Individualized advanced symptom management and monitoring
  • Family education and caregiver support
  • Help available day or night when you are in a crisis
  • Emergency kits for quick symptom relief
  • Complete hospice services

Hospice of Huntington

P: 304.529.4217 Toll-Free: 800.788.5480

P.O. Box 464 | Huntington, WV 25709
1101 Sixth Avenue | Huntington, WV 25701