Improve Comfort and Nutritional Health: Tips for Managing COPD

COPD is a wide-spread, debilitating lung disease that makes breathing more difficult over time. I've personally experienced how devastating COPD is to our loved ones. Caring for those with chronic bronchitis and emphysema creates challenges for your organization and direct care staff. 

Symptoms interfere with daily activities like walking, eating and self-care and continue to increase in severity.  Elders with COPD are also at a much higher risk of malnutrition, falls, infections and hospital stays. 

Educating caregivers to manage meals with simple techniques can increase comfort and improve nutritional health.

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Mealtime with COPD: Foods for Better Breathing

COPD is a common lung disease that makes breathing harder over time. Symptoms continue to worsen and interfere with activities of daily living like walking, eating and caring for oneself. Healthful eating is critical to provide extra energy and improve health outcomes.

Elders with COPD are at a much greater risk of malnutrition and its serious consequence like falls, fractures and trips to the hospital. To reduce risk of malnutrition, encourage extra calories and nutrient dense foods. Try these tips for improved nutrition and better breathing:

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