Home Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis involves accessing the bloodstream through a surgically-prepared access site that allows blood to pass through a special filter of a dialysis machine, be cleansed and return to your body.

Self-care home hemodialysis:

You and your partner learn how to perform hemodialysis at your home with a dialysis machine. Treatments are performed 3 times every week and last 3-4 hours each.

Staff-assisted home hemodialysis:

Patients who do not have a partner to perform self-care hemodialysis may want to consider staff-assisted hemodialysis. Treatments are performed 5-6 times every week and last 2-3 hours each.

Advantages:

  • You have more control and greater flexibility about when and where you dialyze.
  • You can dialyze in the comfort of your home with the help of a loved one.
  • You can take a more active role in your treatment which has been proven to yield better outcomes.
  • Health benefits can include more energy and better blood pressure control.

U.S. Renal Care Home Hemodialysis Locations