At Dialyze Direct, we believe you should be able to live with dialysis rather than for it
HOME HEMODIALYSIS TRAINING AND SUPPORT
A transition to Dialyze Direct’s Home Hemodialysis Training and Support Program involves you and a care partner (spouse, family member or friend). Our Care Team will provide the necessary training and education to facilitate the transition to home hemodialysis, permitting you to enjoy the benefits of dialysis in the privacy and comfort of your home. During the training period, you and a care partner will build the necessary skills and confidence to begin performing home hemodialysis, enabling you to regain control of your life. The Dialyze Direct Care Team will provide continuous training and support in order for you to feel comfortable dialyzing at home. At Dialyze Direct, we believe patients should be able to live with dialysis rather than for it.
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STAFF ASSISTED HOME HEMODIALYSIS IN LONG-TERM CARE & REHABILITATION FACILITIES
Dialyze Direct provides staff-assisted home hemodialysis within the long-term care and rehabilitation facilities. Using the most advanced NxStage equipment, treatments are tailored to help patients make the most of their time spent in the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities. Patients benefit from our ComfortCare™ Model provided by the Dialyze Direct Care Team. Under Dialyze Direct care, we perform shorter frequent treatments helping the patient avoid the burden of tiresome travel to the outpatient center. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates with the skilled nursing/rehab facility care team and your nephrologist to coordinate a plan of care to improve patient outcomes. Additionally, we offer in-center short term respite care for home hemodialysis patients that want to give their care partner a break.
To take advantage of this service, please contact us to inquire about a facility near you.
BENEFITS OF SHORTER, MORE FREQUENT DIALYSIS
Shorter, more frequent hemodialysis is a different way of doing hemodialysis. Instead of having to go to a dialysis center 3 times a week for treatments that are about 4-5 hours long, plus recovery time that can take up to 8-9 hours; a person doing home hemodialysis does his or her treatments at home. There are different types and schedules of home hemodialysis, but the most common is more frequent home hemodialysis, in which the patient does shorter treatments (about 2.5 hours) more often (5 times per week) at home. The typical recovery time for this type of treatment is about 1/2 hour.
Frequent dialysis keeps the amount of toxins and water build-up to a minimum, which makes the treatment shorter and may reduce or eliminate many side effects dialysis patients typically experience. The patient and a care partner (usually a family member or friend) are trained by the dialysis center nurses to do their treatments safely at home. Doing dialysis more often is closer to how healthy kidneys work. Many patients report – and various studies have confirmed – that compared to three-times-weekly in-center hemodialysis, frequent home hemodialysis may offer the following health and quality of life benefits:
- Lower risk of death
- Less stress on the heart
- Better blood pressure control with fewer medications
- Much quicker recovery time after treatment, typically half hour compared to up to 8-9 hours in traditional dialysis
- Improved appetite and the ability to drink more
- Fewer depressive symptoms
- Better mental and physical health
- More energy and vitality
- Feeling of being in control of treatment and life
- Ability to travel