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The benefits of home dialysis

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Lifestyle benefits

If you want to work, spend more time with your family, or have other obligations or interests - home dialysis allows you to arrange your dialysis treatments around your work schedule or other requirements. Home dialysis also saves time because you don't have to drive back and forth to a dialysis center three days a week. For those who depend on family or friends to help them with transportation or live far from the nearest dialysis facility, this can be a big advantage.

Performing dialysis treatments at home also provides an opportunity for you to learn more about your medical condition and take more responsibility for your care. Your involvement in your health care can empower you to influence the quality of your life each and every day.


Clinical benefits

Research has shown that patients who perform dialysis at home may experience better quality of life and better clinical results - especially those who take advantage of their home setting to have more frequent or extended dialysis. Many patients even choose to dialyze at night while they sleep, getting the benefits of extended dialysis without losing time with family and friends.

As with any form of dialysis, your nephrologist will direct your care and treatment. Home dialysis makes it easier for you and your doctor to decide the frequency and length of treatment that are best for you. Benefits reported from dialyzing more frequently or for longer periods of time include:

  • Improvements in quality of life and well-being
  • Increased diet flexibility
  • Better blood pressure control
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced fatigue and nausea
  • Reduced need for medications
  • Reduced frequency of hospitalization

    Clinical references available upon request.


    How can you get more information?

    For more information, you can call (800) 244-0582 to start talking to a DaVita at Home specialist about your treatment options. Learn more about the DaVita at Home program