Pneumonia is a common lung infection that is often overlooked as a serious health condition since its symptoms might not seem severe. It can also be confused with other conditions that affect the lungs. However, it’s the 5th leading cause of death in the US and is responsible for 1 million hospital readmissions each year.
Seniors are more prone to developing pneumonia than younger adults, and the condition can often lead to hospital visits and lingering symptoms. An in-home caregiver can help seniors remain safe at home and avoid hospital readmission during their recovery.
Our pneumonia-specific care program helps caregivers identify and address the needs of seniors recovering from pneumonia and coordinate with health professionals and family members to help seniors remain happy and at home.
"Caregivers should make sure a loved one is receiving proper hydration, eating at least a small amount of healthy food, and reporting worsening or new complications."
– Dr. Norman Edelman
American Lung Association
"Caretakers and family members should stay mindful of symptoms and be aware that pneumonia can be persistent and difficult to treat in elderly populations"
– National Council for Aging Care