Managing Breathing Difficulties
Objectives: Describe common causes of breathing difficulties in older adults. Identify common medications, treatments, and equipment for older adults with breathing difficulties. Recommend strategies for managing daily activities for older adults with breathing difficulties. Demonstrate safety measures and emergency management for older adults with breathing difficulties.
Description: This class will help caregivers understand how breathing difficulties affect daily life for an older adult. Caregivers will be introduced to the conditions that cause breathing difficulties, and the common medication and treatments for those conditions. Caregivers will also learn how to support clients with breathing difficulties maintain daily activities and remain safe and secure in their homes.