INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Provided by: Nova Scotia Health

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Service Description

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Brings together a team of professionals to provide education and support to people with COPD and their families in their homes to help them cope better with COPD. Includes:

  • Home-based education according to participants needs, including information about caring for your lungs, medications and use of inhalers, home oxygen, and coping with lung disease
  • A “COPD Action Plan” to help manage COPD and its acute flare-ups so that participants can treat infections early and avoid trips to the emergency department
  • Help with navigating the healthcare system and gaining access to programs/services that may be helpful
  • An opportunity to discuss advance care planning
  • A contact number for participants to speak to a respiratory therapist if they have questions or concerns about their COPD

Eligibility

Open to adults who:
• Have a confirmed diagnosis of moderate to severe COPD (this needs to be confirmed by a spirometry test)
• Have been admitted to hospital once in the past year because of COPD (or to the emergency department twice in Central Zone)
• Do not live in a nursing home or long term care facility

Application Process

Requires a referral from a healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, respiratory therapist, etc.)

Documents Required

Completed referral form

Fees

No fees

Languages Offered

English

Coverage Area

Halifax Regional Municipality • West Hants • Cape Breton Regional Municipality • Colchester County • East Hants • Cumberland County • Lunenburg County • Queens County

INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Address:
1796 Summer Street
Halifax NS  B3H 3A7
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Site Info

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Site Hours

Monday
8am–4pm
Tuesday
8am–4pm
Wednesday
8am–4pm
Thursday
8am–4pm
Friday
8am–4pm

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Coverage Area

Halifax Regional Municipality • West Hants • Cape Breton Regional Municipality • Colchester County • East Hants• Cumberland County • Lunenburg County • Queens County