How to periodically monitor COPD in an elderly person with multiple ailments?
I would recommend as follows:
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I passed carefully through your question and would explain that the situation of your father seems to be really complex with all these disorders.
Coming to this point, I would recommend monitoring his blood oxygen levels periodically with an oxymeter. You can buy it in the pharmacy or internet.
In case of oxygen levels lower than 85%, I would recommend bringing him to the ER.
Another alarm sign to bring him to the ER would be in case of confusion (delirium) and agitation, which are common signs of demetia.
Also, if you notice swollen ankles and difficulty breathing, it would be necessary bringing him to the ER.
Fever, could be another reason for going to the ER. Infections and fever can precipitate his medical condition. That is why in such case it would be necessary bringing him to the ER.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
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