None of us are immune to feelings of fear and anxiety during these unprecedented times. British Columbians affected by chronic lung conditions are among those most vulnerable to acute illness from respiratory infections, including COVID-19. Help us provide virtual care services to support our most vulnerable.
BC LUNG PATIENTS NEED OUR SUPPORT RIGHT NOW.
ESSENTIAL INFO PACK. Through delivery of our Essential Info Packs, we help patients stay safe. Inside are tips on how to maintain respiratory, physical and mental health as well as how to prepare should one get sick, and how to access online and phone support.These kits also contain a washable face mask, infection prevention signage, and a stay-at-home workout routine with accompanying resistance bands. Make a donation today!
ONLINE SUPPORT. Through the BC Lung Association's Online Community, patients engage directly with respiratory health experts. We’re expanding our respiratory health response team and increasing online resources to help patients manage stress, control symptoms, and stay active while continuing to share coping tips and be a source of comfort and encouragement to one another. Learn how to join our Online Community.
PHONE SUPPORT. Here to listen and to provide emotional support and encouragement, Phone Pals are new to the BC Lung Association's offerings and will become an active in Summer 2020. Maintaining social connections is vital to our most vulnerable, who are largely confined to their homes and physically distancing from others until a COVID-19 vaccine is available. Phone Pals will also help patients navigate and identify additional community resources.