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Dialyze Direct Supports World Kidney Day and Raises Awareness of Improved Kidney Care for Geriatric Patients in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Published: 03/10/2022

Brooklyn, N.Y., March 10, 2022 – On World Kidney Day, to support the theme of “Bridge the Knowledge Gap to Better Kidney Care,” Dialyze Direct, the nation’s leading provider of home hemodialysis services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), joins the nephrology and diabetes communities in raising awareness about improved dialysis for geriatric patients.

“Our mission is to lead the way in offering unparalleled kidney care for geriatric patients by healing both people and systems,” said Josh Rothenberg, President and Co-Founder of Dialyze Direct. “Our innovative dialysis within SNFs not only improves patients’ quality of life by returning to them opportunities to enjoy living but also allows individuals in our care to no longer be defined by their disease.”

Dialyze Direct was founded on the belief that dialysis is not a one-size-fits-all care regimen; rather, each patient deserves treatment tailored to their individual needs. Working from “dens” within SNFs, skilled nurses administer a dialysis regimen, pursuant to the physician’s order, best suited for each patient. In the SNF ESRD population, more frequent dialysis consistently outperforms the conventionally performed, thrice-weekly treatment.

Dialyze Direct’s proprietary more frequent dialysis regimen has proven to create better outcomes for elderly patients. For example, most feel better both during and after their dialysis. They recover more quickly, often in as little as 30 to 60 minutes, as opposed to conventional dialysis, which could take up to eight or more hours. Patients also have more energy to participate in other necessary rehabilitation and may take fewer medications.

According to a World Kidney Day Steering Committee report, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasing. The International Society of Nephrology estimated in 2019 that 850 million people suffer from a kidney disorder. Up to one in 10 adults have irreversible and progressive CKD. If CKD is uncontrolled and complications result, CKD can progress to a point where dialysis therapy is essential. At that point, dialysis can subsume a person’s entire life. Dialyze Direct furnishes a progressive alternative.

“Today in SNFs across the United States, our patients are receiving hemodialysis in their home environment by skilled professionals treating a person, not just a disease,” said Rothenberg. “They didn’t have to travel hours to and from a clinic to get care. In most cases an hour after treatment, they feel well enough to engage in other activities or visit with family or friends. We hope they find joy today that they would not have otherwise experienced. And we envision a world in which many, many other CKD sufferers soon have the same opportunity.”

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About Dialyze Direct:

Founded in 2015, Dialyze Direct is a leading kidney care innovation company that seeks breakthrough solutions for patients suffering from kidney disease. With a mission to build the next generation of kidney care, Dialyze Direct leverages its leading nephrology specialists to develop new methods and technology to evolve the treatment options nephrologists have at their disposal. Dialyze Direct pioneered significant changes to the existing treatment model for dialysis patients in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), in which many of the most medically challenging subsets of dialysis patients reside and has grown to become the nation’s largest provider of home dialysis in the SNF setting. Dialyze Direct’s innovative staff-assisted home hemodialysis treatment model entails a gentler, personalized treatment plan comprised of meticulously crafted protocols designed to tackle the unique fluid management challenges of geriatric dialysis patients, resulting in increased overall patient health and reduced hospitalizations while substantially decreasing costs for payors. Dialyze Direct currently operates in 13 states with new operations launching soon in additional states.

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