Different Ways To Do Dialysis At Home
- Home hemodialysis allows you to choose the frequency and hours of your dialysis treatments
- During training you, along with your doctor and your training nurse can see what would work best for you at home
Unsure About Home?
"Do you want to talk or visit someone who dialyzes at home?"
- We will do a follow up call in about a month to answer any questions you may have
- Kidney Foundation Peer Support Program
"Life on Home Hemodialysis"
See more of Casey's experiences on Home Hemodialysis
Why Go Home?
- Statistics report increased survival on home Hemodialysis
- Decreased infections
- Increased independence
- Less traveling time
- Increased quality of life; dialyzing on your schedule, not the hospitals
- Flexible dialysis treatment options
Who Goes Home?
- Has motivation to improve their quality of life
- Wants to continue to work
- Wants independence
- Has any vascular access
- May live alone, may live in an apartment
- Wants more time at home with their family
"What we chose to do when the transplant failed"
See more of Bryan's experiences on Home Hemodialysis
Advantages for home:
- You can flex your days and times as long as you do 3 treatments a week
Dr. Blake and Home Hemodialysis
- This type of dialysis is done overnight (your sleep time)
- You can do this 3 times a week, or every night
- The length of treatment is 6-9 hours depending on how long you sleep
- With frequent nocturnal hemodialysis you will have changes in your medications and diet restrictions
- This type of dialysis is the same treatment plan and frequency that you do in a hospital or satellite dialysis unit (approx. 4 hrs –3 x/ week)
Short Hour Daily Dialysis
- This dialysis is 2-3 hours, 6 times a week
- Shorter more frequent runs reduce drops in B/P related to conventional hemodialysis
For more information
- "Theres no place like home" - MS Powerpoint presentation with embedded video (Requires Microsoft Powerpoint)