Home Hemodialysis

What is it?

Home hemodialysis is administered by you or a caregiver in the comfort of your home. Home hemodialysis uses a smaller dialysis machine and an artificial kidney, called a dialyzer or filter. The machine pumps blood through the dialyzer, removing waste and extra fluid.

Patient with nurse facing each other inside clinic room.

Is home hemodialysis right for me?

Your clinical team will help you determine what treatment option is best for you.


Here are some things to know about home hemodialysis:

  • You administer your dialysis treatment at home.
  • You have more control over your treatment schedule.
  • You may save time by not commuting to and from a dialysis center.
  • You have access to 24-hour nursing and technical support.
  • The dialysis equipment and supplies are stored in your home.
  • 4-6 weeks of training classes are required in the dialysis center for you and your caregiver to learn how to perform your dialysis treatments at home.

Enjoying Every Moment

Meet Robin, a patient at U.S. Renal Care who lives life to the fullest while on home hemodialysis, and his Kidney Care Options Educator, Dawn Lawlor, who has supported him on his journey.