Elaine has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and wants to stay in her home. Conserving her energy is important because the COPD-related fatigue stops her from doing the things she wants and needs to do. Her occupational therapist taught her energy conservation skills and made modifications in her home so that she can live there safely and comfortably.
Watch this video to see how Elaine has been able to continue living in her home with the help of occupational therapy.
If you’ve experience a decreased quality of life because of COPD, ask your physician for a referral to occupational therapy so that you can participate in the activities and occupations that are important to you.