For Family and Caregivers

For the families and caretakers of those with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), navigating your loved ones’ treatment options can be overwhelming. We understand that an ESRD diagnosis doesn’t just affect patients—it affects everyone involved with their care. At U.S. Renal Care we know that the path to better health doesn’t stop at our doors. Because we believe in treating the person and not just the disease, we are committed to making sure that families and caretakers have the resources that they need to support their loved ones throughout the course of their treatment.

As part of our efforts to improve patient outcomes you will find trained, specialized professionals like renal dieticians and social workers at all of our clinics. These professionals are at your disposal to help answer your questions and walk you through the best way to support the patient in your life. There is also a wealth of information available online. We’ve compiled some of the most helpful resources out there for your convenience below.

American Association of Kidney Patients

www.aakp.org

AAKP is a nationally recognized patient organization. It is dedicated to providing patients with the education and knowledge necessary to ensure quality of life and quality of health, a membership system of family members, patients and healthcare professionals, and national efforts to preserve the Medicare ESRD Program.

American Kidney Fund

www.kidneyfund.org

The American Kidney Fund is a non-profit organization that aims to fight kidney disease through direct financial support to patients in need; health education; and prevention efforts.

Dialysis Finder

www.dialysisfinder.com

Find all of the dialysis centers and home dialysis providers that are in your city and the surrounding areas. Dialysis Finder can help you get started with the treatment you need as soon as possible and somewhere that is convenient for you.

Dialysis Patient Citizens

www.dialysispatients.org

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) is a nationwide, non-profit, patient-led dialysis organization with membership open only to dialysis and pre-dialysis patients and their families. They work to improve the quality of life for all dialysis patients through education and advocacy.

National Kidney Foundation

www.kidney.org

Founded in 1950, the National Kidney Foundation has grown to become the nation’s largest organization dedicated to preventing and treating kidney disease.