Respiratory Care

Respiratory Services

Easy breathing doesn’t seem like something a person ever notices. Until the one day that taking a breath becomes difficult. There are many conditions that can inhibit respiratory functions. These can include chronic lung diseases, Bronchitis, and Asthma. There are more than 17 million people affected by these diseases that inhibit daily life. We understand that many people are always living with shortness of breath and other breathing issues. While slowing down the effects of the disease, our trained nursing staff is here to help you and your loved ones breathe easier.

What Can We Do To Help?

Good respiratory care improves the lives of residents suffering from respiratory diseases. As we get older, many people become susceptible to developing illnesses. Mostly, respiratory illnesses are due to a weakened immune system.

Your loved ones can suffer from common cold, flu, or pneumonia, to name a few. With these diseases, it gets more difficult to breathe. Therefore, quality of life is also affected. Respiratory diseases are quite common. At MediLodge of Alpena our staff plays a crucial role in improving our residents breathing.

The Benefits of Respiratory Care Services

The therapists will first examine the breathing patterns of your loved one to help manage their conditions. They can detect the early signs of respiratory diseases. Then, they make sure that the residents’ condition has not gotten any worse. Our medical staff will also design an action plan on how your loved one and family can manage the situation.

Our Nursing team can address:

  • Pulmonary physiology
  • Recognizing symptoms
  • Identifying triggers
  • Controlling triggers
  • Common medications
  • Peak flow meter
  • Asthma prevention
  • Companionship

More than anything else, our skilled staff provides support and companionship to residents. Certainly, this can help your loved ones improve their mood. Of course, everyone feels better when they can talk to someone about their condition.

Our team is used to treating a range of breathing disorders. These include asthma and emphysema. In addition, infections and lung cancer can affect breathing. Also, our team can provide emergency care in response to a sudden attack.

At MediLodge of Alpena we are always available to answer your questions or advise you about your loved ones care plan. Feel free to contact us at any time.

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