Monday, April 15, 2013

Is Home Dialysis for Everyone?

There's no question about it: Home Dialysis isn't everyone's cup of tea!

But if it IS for you, there are many advantages: flexibility, infection control, consistency in fistula access, comfort, the ability to travel, and most importantly - the ability to feel more in control of a life that feels as though it's spinning out of control!

But how do you know it's for you?

Please refer to the following link at "The Patient's Voice" blog:

There's plenty of help available. And the home dialysis programs don't just "turn you loose." You do need:
    A shared commitment
  • The ability to read and follow directions
  • Manual dexterity and task-focused strength
  • Ability to function under pressure - with help!
It's important to remember that if you do elect this route, the help that's available is extraordinary: from the training nurses at your center, to the1-800 lines available 24 hours a day.

Take care,
Linda Gromko, MD

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