Caring for End-Stage Lung Disease Patients

Arkansas Hospice provides care for patients with end-stage lung disease and support for their families. There is a wide-range of complex diseases that we specialize in providing symptom and pain management for, as well as resource services for clinical support.

By incorporating Arkansas Hospice as part of your patient’s overall care plan, you can still direct care but with the benefits of a secondary medical team providing community-based consults in the patient’s home. The results are reduced hospital readmissions and an overall reduction on resources for your practice or clinic.

Contact your Arkansas Hospice representative to discuss advanced therapies for your patients with life-limiting illness.

End-Stage Lung Disease Signs and Symptoms

  • Disabling dyspnea at rest
  • O2 saturation <88%
  • Hypoxemia, as evident by pO2 < 55mmHg
  • Hypercapnia, as evident by pCO2 > 50mmHg
  • Resting tachycardia >100/min
  • Increased visits to the ER
  • Hospitalizations for pulmonary infections
  • Poor or unresponsive to bronchodilators
  • Decreased functional activity
  • Progression of end-stage pulmonary disease

National Statistics

  • In the United States, COPD is the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
  • Patients receiving hospice care report higher overall satisfaction with their care, symptom control and quality of life.

Arkansas Hospice now offers Telehealth support for patients and their families in nursing homes, inpatient centers, and their homes.

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14 Parkstone Circle | North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 748-3333 or Toll Free (877) 713-2348
Arkanas Hospice Arkanas Hospice Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 71-0846826