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When can you get palliative care for end-stage COPD?

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You can get palliative care at any stage. You may want to consider it when your pain is too much, breathing gets labored, or you often end up in the hospital or the ER. Ask your doctor for a palliative care referral.

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

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