If you have been diagnosed with Stage V End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) your kidneys will need the continued support of dialysis. Your specific treatment plan will be prescribed by your Nephrologist.
Staff-Assisted Home Hemodialysis is defined as dialysis treatments that are rendered by a licensed professional (Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse) under the supervision of a Nephrologist in the patient’s home. An experienced dialysis nurse will come to your home to provide this service. Staff-Assisted Home Hemodialysis is a rapidly growing treatment option that allows you to receive one-on-one care in the comfort of your home. Treatments are traditionally administered three times a week for a duration of three to four hours each treatment. This unique option is family-oriented and supports lifestyle initiatives. Everything is centered around you!
Home Hemodialysis Training is defined as hemodialysis training performed by a registered nurse, as ordered by a Nephrologist, for the purpose of training patients to perform self-administered dialysis in their home. This training can take place in their home or in an outpatient ESRD facility. Upon completion of the training program, patients will perform in-home dialysis 3 times per week, 3 to 4 hours each session. At a minimum, eight to twelve weeks of training is required.