Treatment with Flexibility

Home Therapies

Home dialysis gives patients more flexibility with their day-to-day schedules. Unlike in-center treatments, patients participating in home dialysis don’t have to to travel to a clinic multiple times a week. Instead you are trained by a Registered Nurse to administer your treatment from the comforts of home.

It is important to choose a home therapy program that aligns with your lifestyle. Consider your schedule, activity levels, and your support system when looking at your options.

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By teaching dialysis patients how to administer their treatments, home therapy programs support those who balance their treatments with work, family, travel and leisure.

Home dialysis gives patients more flexibility with their day-to-day schedules. Unlike in-center treatments, patients participating in home dialysis don’t have to to travel to a clinic multiple times a week. Instead you are trained by a Registered Nurse to administer your treatment from the comforts of home.

It is important to choose a home therapy program that aligns with your lifestyle. Consider your schedule, activity levels, and your support system when looking at your options.

Home Therapy

Two Treatment Options

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Peritoneal Dialysis

During the Peritoneal Dialysis, or PD, a warmed dialysate solution enters the abdominal cavity through a small catheter and absorbs wastes from the blood.

Depending on the type of PD, treatment can be performed during waking or sleeping hours.

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Home Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis involves accessing the bloodstream through a surgically-prepared site. Blood passes through a special filter of a dialysis machine, be cleansed and returned to the body.

Blood is usually accessed through a site in a patient’s forearm.

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U.S. Renal Care’s Home Therapies program gives Catalina the flexibility she needs to spend more quality time with her family.

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