Upshur County Respiratory Project
Specialist: Mary Alice Andrews, RN
To assess the home for possible allergen "triggers" that can make asthma/COPD symptoms worse and to assess how the symptoms of ashtma/COPD affect the everyday life of the person and their family.
To reduce the number of respiratory attacks, improving the family's quality of life. Mountain CAP's Healthy Homes Specialist will provide education on indoor air quality and its effect on health. Items that help to reduce exposure to respiratory irritants in the home will be supplied through the program.
To be considered for this project, participants must:
Be a resident of Upshur County,
Be in a household with a child under the age of 18, an elderly person over the age of 65, or a disabled family member,
Have been diagnosed by a physician with asthma or COPD,
Meet financial eligibility of a monthly income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
Please refer to the following WV Income Maintenance Manual for Income Limits:
NUMBER OF PERSONS 200% FPL Monthly Household Income
Each addition person
*actual monthly amount may vary *$694
If you have any questions, please contact our Healthy Homes Specialist, Mary Alice Andrews, RN.
This program is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the WV Office of Economic Opportunity and the WV Department of Health and Human Services.