How We Help Patients with Lung Disease

Helping them breathe easier

What is the Breath Care Partners Program?

Do you have a patient who is at GOLD level 4 (FEV1<30%)? Who has been hospitalized repeatedly for acute exacerbations, becoming more frail after each admission? Contact Care Partners for a palliative care consult. We never say “there is nothing more we can do”. Our Breath Care Partners focused program offers the best interdisciplinary care in a residential setting. When you refer a patient to us, we will always consult with you on their care and keep you apprised of their status.

We offer

  • Weekly case review with a board-certified internist and palliative care specialist
  • A Respiratory Therapist assessment of the patient’s ability to correctly use their inhaler devices within 2 weeks of admission
  • Continued access to medications and devices that provide symptom benefits and support lung function
  • Management of common comorbidities such as HF and kidney disease
  • Advice on diet and physical activity, plus a dietitian consult if appropriate
  • Regular skilled nursing visits to coach patients on inhaler use and adjust treatments as required
  • A customized action plan and emergency kit that patients can use with our help (24/7 nurse and MD coverage) if they experience sudden changes, so they don’t need to go to the ER or the hospital
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We Are Available Day or Night

Care Partners is on call around the clock to meet your needs