November is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month and Lung Cancer Awareness Month. If you suffer from either of these, you may be wondering what the best type of home care equipment is. We are going to share with you a few different home care equipment options that will be helpful for those with lung disease.  


  • A walker could be beneficial in reducing shortness of breath. A walker provides support for your weight as you walk around, and if you suffer from shortness of breath, this device could help with that. There are basic and rolling walkers available; both provide support when walking. Each type of walker is designed to fit individual needs and mobility levels!  

Lift Chairs 

  • Lift chairs are a great option for helping to improve blood circulation and reduce shortness of breath. A lift chair will recline so you can be comfortable while keeping your head up to promote open airways and better breathing!  

Wedge Pillows 

  • Sleeping in the correct position can have a large effect on your quality of sleep and will help in reducing lung disease symptoms. Utilizing a wedge pillow will provide support to the head, neck, and shoulders which will allow the airways to stay open and will promote better sleep.  


  • Another device that you will find helpful is a reacher. A reacher will help you by eliminating the need to bend down and pick things up off the ground and will assist you in reaching things that are too high or low for you to grab on your own. This will help reduce shortness of breath and help prevent injuries!  

If you or a loved one are suffering from a lung disease, these home care equipment devices will help in reducing your symptoms and allow you to breathe better. If you have any questions about home care equipment or are interested in viewing more of our products, visit our website or contact us today!  

Here are two great links to learn more about COPD and lung cancer and what you can do in November to raise awareness and show support!