Take a breath—inhale…. Hold… Now exhale….
That’s not so taxing on most of us, but for many in our Long Term Care communities, that simple breathing exercise is very taxing and difficult. For some, just getting a regular breath of air is daunting. Difficult breathing is scary, it’s tiring and there are treatments for most conditions. Common respiratory disorders found in our communities include:
Community Acquired Pneumonia, Pulmonary embolism, sleep-disordered breathing, lung cancer, and COPD. Other respiratory complications can arise from post- surgical complications. Management of mechanical ventilation is a key area expertise for pulmonologists and when our communities and patients require the extra, specialized attention, many times Five Star Physicians are available to help.