Chronic obstructive pulmonary (lung) disease, or COPD, is a condition in which the airways are damaged, leading to shortness of breath and increased coughing. Two lung diseases – emphysema and chronic bronchitis – are collectively known as COPD. When COPD develops, air gets trapped in the lungs, making it harder for the patient to exhale. This leads to chest tightness, shortness of breath, and fatigue. COPD, which affects millions of people, is irreversible and gets worse over time.


COPD not only damages the lungs, but it can put a strain on the heart, possibly leading to heart failure. COPD also increases blood pressure in the lungs. It can additionally cause malnourishment because patients become too short of breath to properly eat.

With the help of IncrediCare, you can manage your loved one’s COPD. A well-implemented treatment plan will help improve your loved one’s quality of life and may slow the progression of the disease.

Our staff is well trained to work with clients with COPD. Being able to know the key indicators that are potential health risks with this disease is paramount. Being able to detect early signs of a potential exacerbation of COPD can aid in early interventions to avoid more serious complications. Also, we have an RN on call 24 hours a day to assist our care staff in the home.

Our team of doctors, nurses, social workers, care managers, dietitians, and educators will work with you and your loved one to develop a personalized plan. We’ll work on strategies to improve breathing and techniques your loved one can use when they are short of breath. 

We also emphasize self-management. That way, when COPD symptoms occur, family members who are caregivers will know what to do to quickly manage them. No matter where your family needs COPD care – at home or in the hospital – IncrediCare is ready to assist you.

Our care plan includes:

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Pulmonary rehabilitation consists of exercise, nutrition counseling, and education on COPD. Rehabilitation can improve quality of life, increase strength, and reduce shortness of breath and other COPD symptoms.
  • Medication Management: Medication management involves keeping track of medications and making sure your loved one is taking them by creating a chart that tracks each medication, its dosage, and time of day it is to be taken.
  • Attend Doctor’s Appointments: Attending doctors’ appointments with your loved one will make sure all questions regarding their COPD are addressed. 

If you want to learn more about our care services for patients with COPD, call us at (703) 272-8838, and let’s have a conversation about the challenges facing your family.