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16 Holiday Gift Ideas for your Loved One Suffering from COPD

Dec 13, 2021 3:27:30 PM / by Ana Eyssimont

16 Holiday Gift Ideas for your Loved One Suffering from COPD

 

The holidays and shopping for friends or family with COPD can be difficult. But you know what's more difficult? Living with COPD every day of the year, and especially in the cold winter months!

 

Gifts can bring a lot of joy to the holiday, but special gifts picked out specifically for your loved ones with chronic respiratory diseases can bring joy that lasts throughout the year! Below are 16 practical Christmas gift ideas that COPD patients may find useful!

 

Get a Brand New Inogen Oxygen Concentrator for $1495

 

So, while the gifts laid out in this article are practical and very useful for COPD patients, always remember that COPD patients may want something lighthearted, fun, that brings an element of the holiday spirit.  

 

Exercise Bike

Exercise is an essential part of treating COPD. Exercise gives COPD patients hope for rebuilding strength and enjoying a fuller, more active life. 

 

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Pulmonary rehabilitation programs typically combine education, exercise training, nutrition advice and counseling, but for some people pulmonary rehab classes are not an option! 

 

An exercise bike is a great option for low impact exercise that you can do from the comfort of your own home. 

 

Nothing is more important to the person who has COPD than exercise. Exercise ultimately makes it easier for those with COPD to breathe by strengthening muscles, bones, and lungs.

 

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An exercise bike is something that will be valued by your loved one for years to come.

 

A tip for purchasing an exercise bike for a loved one is to choose a model that has several levels of resistance and a smooth magnetic resistance system so it can meet any COPD patient's needs.



Hat, Scarf and Glove Set

 

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The cold winter months are a challenging time of year for COPD patients who already struggle to get around. 

 

Staying warm is especially important for someone with COP. Breathing in cold air can ignite a bronchospasm and shortness of breath, causing a nasty flare up. 

 

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A scarf, hat and glove set will help your loved ones stay warm when they go outside and reduce the likelihood of them experiencing an exacerbation due to the cold air.  

 

There are face masks designed for people with COPD that you can also buy. They are less fashionable, but offer a ventilation system that warms and moisturizes the cold dry air they are breathing in while outside! 

 

Oxygen Therapy Gifts 

 

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If you are looking for a gift for a love one who uses oxygen therapy here are some ideas: 

 

A New Pulse Flow or Continuous Flow Portable Oxygen Device 

 

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Pulse flow options: 

 

Caire Freestyle Comfort 

The Caire Freestyle Comfort is a pulse flow portable oxygen concentrator capable of delivering medical grade oxygen to COPD patients via face or nose cannula. 

 

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When you order the Freestyle Comfort from LPT Medical you are not only getting the portable oxygen concentrator, it will come with some additional accessories that will help your loved one make the most out of their oxygen therapy device, as well as a 3-year warranty!

 

Portable oxygen concentrators run off battery power, and the Caire FreeStyle comes with the 8-cell Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. If you want a more powerful battery, you have the option to get the large Caire FreeStyle 16-cell battery.

 

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You will also get an AC adapter and the DC car adapter, which allows you to charge your device in a traditional wall outlet, or in the car using the cigarette lighter.

 

If you want another way to charge your device, you can purchase the Caire Freestyle external battery charger separately. With the external charger, you can keep your batteries charged no matter where you are in the world.

 

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When you buy a Caire FreeStyle Comfort, you will also receive the Caire FreeStyle custom carrying case that comes with a convenient shoulder strap. You can also opt for another carrying method with the Caire Freestyle comfort backpack, this way you have several options to choose from when you carry your device with you. 

 

With the purchase of the Caire FreeStyle Comfort, you will receive:

  • 8-Cell Battery 
  • AC Charging Cable
  • DC Charging Cable
  • Caire Freestyle Custom Carrying Case 
  • Tubing
  • Filter
  • Manual
  • 3 year-long warranty

 

Lifestyle P2 

The Lifestyle P2 from Rhythm is one of the smallest and lightest units on the market. At 4.37 pounds, it offers pulse settings 1-5 and gets up to 5 hours of battery life.   

 

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Rhythm products, specifically their Lifestyle P2 portable oxygen concentrator, is not only built to keep oxygen users safe, comfortable, and independent, it is also a source of guidance and education.

 

Lifestyle Mobility Aids exists with a simple mission— to take care of people with medical needs, including those with respiratory issues that need supplemental oxygen to survive. 

 

What Comes With the P2 Rhythm Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

  • P2 Rhythm Portable Oxygen Concentrator 
  • AC Power Supply
  • DC Power Supply
  • Rechargeable Battery 
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Tubing
  • Filter
  • Manual
  • 3 year Warranty 



Inogen One G5

 

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Medical oxygen tanks can be restrictive and oftentimes people sacrifice their freedom to hang out with friends or visit with family on your terms due to their oxygen device.

 

Help your loved one get back to doing what they love, ditch those cumbersome oxygen tanks and order the brand new Inogen One G5 portable oxygen concentrator.

 

Instead of worrying about refilling your oxygen tanks, the Inogen One G5 restores your mobility thanks to its portable delivery of pulse flow settings of 1-6, which is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

 

Plus, if you’re familiar with the Inogen family of medical oxygen concentrators, the Inogen One G3 offers incredible battery life in combination with a compact and lightweight design. Well, the Inogen One G5 portable oxygen concentrator is lighter and offers a longer battery life than the Inogen One G3.

 

What Comes With Your Inogen One G5:

  • Inogen One G5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator
  • Single Battery
  • AC Power Supply
  • DC Power Supply
  • Custom Carrying Case
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Tubing
  • Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty

 

Continuous flow options:  

Respironics SimplyGo 

 

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Philips Respironics broke the stereotypical design for continuous flow portable oxygen concentrators when they released the Respironics SimplyGo.

 

Ever since it was released it has been one of the top continuous flow units on the market! However, its small size isn’t the only reason it’s been one of the top units on the market. Backed by one of the biggest names in the respiratory field, the SimplyGo is as reliable as they come!

 

If you are looking for a lightweight portable continuous follow device to gift your loved one for the holiday call 1+(800)-946-1201!

 

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What Comes With Your SimplyGo?

  • Respironics SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
  • 1x Battery
  • AC Power Supply
  • DC Power Supply
  • Custom Carrying Case
  • Padded Shoulder Strap
  • Padded Handle Strap
  • Travel Cart
  • Accessory Bag
  • Tubing
  • Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty



SeQual Eclipse 5 

 

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The SeQual Eclipse 5 is the 4th generation model in SeQual’s extremely popular Eclipse line of concentrators.

 

In fact, the Eclipse 5 is one of the best selling and most reliable continuous flow portable oxygen concentrators on the market. It offers the highest oxygen output on the market, gets good battery life, and it was also designed for the US Military.

 

What Comes With Your Eclipse 5?

  • SeQual Eclipse 5 Portable Oxygen Concentrator
  • 1x Battery
  • AC Power Supply
  • DC Power Supply
  • Travel Cart
  • Accessory Bag
  • Tubing
  • Filter
  • Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty 


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Other COPD Gift Ideas

 

FDA Approved Pulse Oximetry Monitor

 

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Having a FDA approved pulse oximetry monitor indicates whether or not you are getting enough oxygen.The large, easy to read LED display and accommodates fingers of all sizes, and is each to bring anywhere due to its compact size.

 

Blood Pressure Monitor

 

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A blood pressure monitor is an essential piece of a COPD management kit! Many people with COPD also struggle with ​​other complications and may take a variety of medications. Maintaining healthy blood pressure is an essential part of disease management.

 

Blood Pressure Monitor can also display an automatic alert if an irregular heartbeat is detected and the ability to remember the last 100 BP readings. All great safety features that help to better understand what the body is doing and how it functions in certain situations.

 

Nebulizer Compressor Kit

A nebulizer administers medication directly into the COPD patient's airways, helping them breathe easier.

 

Some COPD patients are lucky enough to have insurance that pays for their nebulizers, but this is not always the case and many are unable to afford one. 

 

If your loved one does not have a nebulizer compressor kit, it is a great gift that keeps on giving.



Custom carrying backpack for the Inogen One G5 

 

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A custom carry backpack is just the ticket your loved one needs to live a more active and independent lifestyle.

 

This backpack is lightweight and durable, this one can be used with almost any compact portable oxygen concentrator but it fits the One G5 perfectly. It is perfect for COPD patients who like to travel and be active.



COPD for Dummies

 

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COPD for Dummies or any other resource that helps explain COPD is a great gift that help educate the family on COPD so everyone is capable of lending a helping hand, but also so that everyone can understand the disease and its toll it take on those diagnosed with it

 

The book includes the most basic information on COPD symptoms, diagnosis, causes, treatment, and how to cope with COPD.

 

This may be a nice gift for those who were recently diagnosed with COPD.



Overview 

 

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Make the holidays extra special this season with gifts for people in your life with COPD! Buying them gifts that are practical and useful for disease management can help them all year around become more independent and healthier! 

 

If you are interested in the process of buying a portable oxygen concentrator or accessories to go with their portable oxygen concentrator simply call 1+(800)-946-1201 

 

 

Topics: COPD, Respiratory Resource Center, portable oxygen concentrator, G5 oxygen concentrators, oxygen therapy, COPD education, Respironics SimplyGo, Inogen One G5, Inogen, SeQual Eclipse 5, Inogen One G3, gift guide, Continuous flow oxygen concentrator, pulse flow portable oxygen concentrators, Lifestyle P2 by Rhythm

Ana Eyssimont

Written by Ana Eyssimont