What to Expect
If your doctor has approved home hemodialysis, you will receive customized training to ensure you are comfortable with the process and familiar with any potential problems that may occur. You will learn how to set up your machine, mix your solutions and insert a needle(s) into your access.
You will also have in-home visits by a member of the renal care team to assist with your transition to doing treatments at home.
You will set aside time for dialysis treatments depending upon the schedule determined by your physician. Each session takes approximately 2 ½ hours.
Even though your treatments are done at home, you continue to see a kidney specialist, dialysis nurse, social worker, and dietitian at least once a month to monitor your health. Should you have concerns while at home, our home dialysis team is available by phone at any time.