Part of the Family Caregiver Support Series, sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care®
Includes complimentary CEUs*
If your client or family member has COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), you know the discomfort he or she may be experiencing. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases—a condition that can adversely affect an older adult’s ability to breathe. In the United States, more than 24 million people—or 6.3 percent of the U.S. population—currently suffer with COPD, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Canadian Lung Association says 3 million Canadians may have COPD. This web seminar will provide tips for helping individuals manage COPD symptoms at home.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
- Describe the common symptoms of COPD;
- Understand possible complications of COPD;
- Discover treatment options available for COPD; and,
- List ways a family caregiver can support a loved one with COPD at home.
Lakelyn Hogan is a gerontologist and caregiver advocate for Home Instead Senior Care and a doctoral candidate at the University of Nebraska Omaha, studying social gerontology. She has a master of arts in social gerontology and master’s in business administration from UNO. Lakelyn has professional experience in the private and public sectors of senior care services.
*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEUs approved for all ASA web seminars.