4 illnesses that benefit from services provided by respiratory home care companiesby Jayden Smith Blogger
The latest healthcare revolution to hit India is healthcare at home!
In the last few years, several leading international brands have established medical home care solutions that guarantee high quality and professional healthcare in the comforts and privacy of homes.
One of the most sought-after services provided by these companies is respiratory home care which has truly changed the lives of patients and their families for the better.
Respiratory home care companies deliver a wide range of care and facilities – these include continuous oxygen therapy, access to and management of home oxygen concentrators, airway management, services of round-the-clock respiratory therapists and more.
Here are some of the illnesses that greatly benefit from services rendered by respiratory home care companies.
1. COPD - Companies providing respiratory therapy at home are extremely useful for patients living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Devices such as portable O2 concentrators and home visits by qualified respiratory therapists are immensely helpful in improving their overall quality of life.
2. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea or OSA is a common form of sleep apnea, which manifests itself as airway obstruction during sleep. Constantblockage of air at night makes patients unable to sleep deeply and leaves them feeling tired and unenergetic during the day.
Home care companies provide respiratory CPAP solutions, which include home visits from respiratory therapists who can explain the CPAP therapy and train them to use the CPAP device correctly. Respiratory therapists also undertake follow up visits and ensure that the plan created by the primary care doctor is followed correctly.
3. Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive genetic disorder that leaves the patient battling long-term lung issues due to excessive build-up of mucus. The problems range from persistent lung infections to consistent breathing problems.
For adults as well as children suffering from Cystic Fibrosis, respiratory home care companies offer several services ranging from home visits by respiratory therapists and access to all required equipment such as oxygen concentrators, cough assist devices and tube feeding kits.
Availability of this type of specialist care and equipment at home means that the family can spend quality time at home and reduce hospitalizations and visits.
4. Neuromuscular disease with respiratory failure
Most neuromuscular diseases (NMD) end up affecting respiratory muscles, which can sometimes lead to respiratory failure. In several such cases,non-invasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) can help patients achieve an improved quality of life.
Home NIV therapy offered by respiratory home care companies can ensure that patients with NMD can stay at home with their families. Even with patients with more complex respiratory needs such as round-the-clock ventilator support and tracheostomy, respiratory home healthcare companies have solutions that can provide them with hospital grade care at home.
For most people living with respiratory diseases, leading a normal home life can seem like a challenge. With the help of respiratory home care companies, they now have an affordable solution which can help them be happy and independent in the home environment.
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