Living Well with Home Treatments
Energy Fund Helps with HHD Cost
The ability to do kidney dialysis from home gives a NZ mum a better quality of life, thanks to the Contact Energy Renal Endowment Fund that helps defray the increase in utility costs. Home therapies are so popular that the fund is running low, however.
Planning A Safari?
Holiday dialysis allows patients to travel and receive in-center treatment at any of 23 Life Renal Dialysis units across South Africa.
Integrated Care to Improve Transitions Between Dialysis Options
In a long life with kidney failure, there is a high chance that someone will need to change from one treatment option to another. How these transitions are managed and prepared for can make a difference to the outcomes.
Hi Ho Silver! Switch to Fresenius Lets Couple Live on the Road with Their Horses
Roy Henderson, 85, and his wife Jeanette, 61, love life on the road in the living quarters of their horse trailer, and they haven’t let Roy’s dialysis stop them. Switching to Fresenius gave them access to a network of 2,600 clinics nationwide, where they can pick up home HD supplies and get back up care. “I’m staying alive, living my life the way I like to live it, and riding my horse,” explains Roy.
Home HD—Away From Home
Patients who don’t own their own homes may lack access to home HD. Community house home HD for them has pluses, finds a New Zealand study of 25 patients. Each had a designated machine, and some rooms had several machines so they could socialize during treatment. The researchers identified four themes: less burden, more flexibility, greater control, and peer support.
PD Keeps Sioux Falls Attorney at Law
When kidney failure caused extreme fatigue for Steve Rabuck, he feared his working days were over. Now, receiving dialysis at home has changed his life, thanks to his newfound energy.
Satellite Creates a Home Dialysis Video Story
See Nieltje Gedney from Home Dialyzor’s United interviewed in a new win-win story.
Home Dialysis Makes Sense in Alaska
With earthquakes and bitter cold that can disrupt roads and power supplies, Alaska is more prone to emergencies than some places. Gary Allen Moore, who has dialyzed for 6 years chose PD—and stays prepared with an extra 2 weeks of supplies. His wife, Yalonda, says PD gives them more control.
David Ritchie Can Do His Treatment in His Sleep. Literally.
"I wake up in the morning. I'm done with dialysis. I feel like a million bucks. I have energy again. I can go about my day," says Ritchie, who began PD after his kidneys failed due to diabetes.
Kidney Camp for Kids
Each June since 1974, Dialysis Clinic Incorporated hosts week-long Camp Okawehna in Lyles, TN for children ages 6-18. With on-site medication, dialysis, and medical staff, campers who use PD, HD, or who have had a kidney transplant can enjoy fun activities safely.