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HOME CHOICE™ DIALYSIS

Reliant Renal Care’s Home Choice™ Dialysis programs are here to provide you with the proper training so that you can perform your kidney dialysis treatments in the comfort of your own home. Our Home Choice™ Dialysis program lasts 4-6 weeks, and by the end of your training, you will be fully prepared to perform therapy on your own. These programs allow you to live the life you want without having to come in for regular treatments. Don’t let dialysis treatments hinder your lifestyle. Get started today!


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BENEFITS OF HOME CHOICE™ DIALYSIS

 

Home Hemodialysis

Home Hemodialysis will provide you with a kidney treatment plan that will better suit your lifestyle. Being able to perform kidney dialysis at home rather than at a treatment facility can significantly impact your life in positive ways. Here are some examples:

Home hemodialysis, otherwise known as peritoneal dialysis, can be performed in two ways. The two kinds of peritoneal dialysis are CAPD – Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis – and CCPD – Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis. Learn more about peritoneal dialysis by visiting here.

Understanding Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal dialysis allows you to provide yourself with treatments when needed in the comfort of your own home. Some benefits of peritoneal dialysis include:

Peritoneal dialysis can be performed in one of two methods – Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis and Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis.

CAPD: Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

This type of dialysis is done manually 4-5 times per day. A catheter must be placed in your lower abdomen. You fill your abdomen with dialyzate, which is a solution containing water and chemicals. Each exchange takes 30-45 minutes to complete. 


CCPD: Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis

The main difference is Continuous Cycling Peritoneal Dialysis is a machine controlled process generally done overnight for 9-10 hours. Some patients may require an additional exchange during the daytime as well as whatever type of Peritoneal Dialysis you choose. Your RRC healthcare team will work with you and your family until you feel confident to perform your dialysis treatment on your own.


AT HOME KIDNEY DIALYSIS TRAINING PROGRAM

After speaking with your doctor about our Home Choice™ Dialysis programs, you will begin working with a nurse who specializes in Home Hemodialysis or Peritoneal Dialysis. The nurse will guide you through the training process by sharing his or her knowledge and expertise with you as well as showing you how to properly use the equipment needed. The training program will provide you with knowledge concerning:


Equipment and Needle Usage
Proper Hygiene
Supply Management
Treatment

 

This program typically lasts 4-6 weeks. Those who choose this type of program will have a care partner, whether that is a spouse, child, friend, or professional caregiver, trained with you to provide additional support if needed.