DIALYSIS AT HOME
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Dialysis is prescribed for patients with renal disease, where the kidney is not able to effectively filter toxins and waste and remove excess fluid from the blood. It requires specialised and ongoing medical care.
There are two types of dialysis: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
Dialysis patients have compromised immunity and frequent visits to the hospital/ centre can expose them to unwanted infections or unexpected irregularities, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
On one hand, the whole thought of starting dialysis can be overwhelming and on the other hand, one may not even know where to start. There may be several questions in the mind, which is why it is important to seek medical advise.
Hemodialysis can be done at home
and offers the following advantages
We at Care4Parents will setup everything for your patient ensuring professional care and maintenance.
Studies show the more you know, the better you are likely to do on dialysis.
Our trained technicians help the elderly feel comfortable and relaxed during the procedure, thereby increasing the effectiveness.
The most beneficial part of home dialysis services is that you can dialyse more often with ease. According to a global study, when hemodialysis is done more frequently, over longer lengths of time and more gently, it is better for the body.
At Care4Parents we can also organise consultation with top nephrologists and then set up hemodialysis at home.
IN-HOME DIALYSIS FAQs
Q1. How to take care of a dialysis patient at home?Dialysis care at home is possible and required. It takes a bit of training for both the patient and the caregiver. The main thing is to create a positive environment. However, dialysis decisions have to be taken in consultation with your doctor.
Q2. Which dialysis can be done at home?Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and hemodialysis (HD) can be done at home.
Q3. Can you learn to do hemodialysis at home?Yes, training sessions are conducted at clinics or at your home. Care4Parents provides a technician who will set up everything and assist your dialysis. You can customize and choose depending on the treatment required.
Q4. How difficult is home dialysis?Dialysis at home can be performed with a trusted dialysis partner who can assist the patient with their treatment. Please check with your doctor for any specific nursing management for hemodialysis, if any.
Q5. How much does in-home dialysis cost?There are three components to dialysis at home; refundable security deposit for the equipment, one-time establishment cost and per session charges. Dialysis per episode ranges from INR 6000-8000 (including all materials). However, the kidney dialysis cost in India may vary depending upon the hospitals in different cities.
Q6. Why is Home Dialysis better than a hospital?Home dialysis is a safer option in Covid times. It avoids the hassle of long queues in clinics/hospitals and wastage of travel time of the elderly and the family member/companion. Also, dialysis can happen more frequently and is more comfortable in your own house.
Care4Parents is a 'one stop' for all healthcare services for the elderly in India. We believe that prevention is better than cure. That's why we take care of the elderly not only when they are ill but throughout the year.