Asthma can strike anyone, at any time and at any age. That’s why it’s vital to avoid asthma triggers at home. Below are the “Top 5” steps you can take to keep your family member’s asthma under control.
Schedule a virtual home visit with the Lung Association
Create an asthma management plan with your healthcare provider
Assess and monitor your common asthma symptoms
Set up a personalized medication plan to treat your asthma
Identify your asthma triggers and learn ways to avoid them
The first place to start making changes is at home, and the American Lung Association can help you.
Under the Lung Association’s free virtual program, a trained staff member will virtually walk through your home and suggest ways you can reduce your exposure to asthma triggers. During the hour-long assessment you will learn about management, signs, and symptoms of asthma plus effective medications.
The Lung Association will also give participants materials to reduce their exposure to triggers such as pillow covers, green cleaning supplies, vacuums, HEPA air cleaners and much more.
This program is available to all Chicago-area residents at no-cost and if you would like to speak to a Lung Association representative about it, please contact Janye Killelea at [email protected] or (312) 940-7624 for requests.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.