As a caregiver to a loved one with COPD, Holly McBain offers a unique insight into the trials and tribulations this disease has on the patient, the caregiver, and immediate family. Over the course of time, Holly and her mother have encountered a wide swath of issues concerning the disease and its effects on the patient and how it also affects the caregiver.
Mar 16 2012
How to Decompress and Cope as a Caregiver
Unlike visiting or live-in nurses (who have shift changes), a caregiver for a loved one stricken with COPD and living in your home rarely has a break from the daily activities—you are on duty 24/7, 365 days a year. If your patient is on oxygen ...
Mar 15 2012
Do Not Resuscitate: The Reality of a DNR
It was March 2010, and my father-in-law was dying of COPD. He had been in an acute care hospital for a week after spending more than a month in the hospital. As my husband, my mother-in-law, and I made the trek down the hall to his room, I bega...
Mar 12 2012
Welcome to My World
Hi! Welcome to my blog concerning the trials and tribulations as a caregiver for my mom, who has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. I am humbled to be involved with Healthline.com as a writer detailing my experiences as a caregiver ...