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More flexibility. Better outcomes.

Transitioning to home-based dialysis means a more flexible schedule and increased health benefits. Explore the advantages of at-home care.

What you need to know about care at home

There are many important factors to consider if you’re thinking about care at home. For example, how do you create the proper space needed for dialysis supplies and equipment? Who can you count on to help you with treatments, if needed? You’ll need to talk to your nephrologist to see if care at home may be right for you. Our treatment decision guide can help prepare you for that conversation.

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Hemodialysis at home overview

  • Hemodialysis at home uses a machine to remove waste and excess water from your blood.
  • You’ll need 15 square feet of clean space free of clutter in your home for equipment/supplies.
  • It requires you to have a reliable person to be your dialysis partner.
  • You must attend pre-dialysis training.
  • It requires a minor medical procedure to create a vascular access.

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Peritoneal dialysis at home overview

  • During peritoneal treatment, dialysis happens in your abdomen through a small tube called a catheter.
  • You’ll need a clean, dry, well-lit place for treatments and equipment storage.
  • It’s recommended to have a trusted person present to help you on days when you aren’t feeling well.
  • You must attend pre-dialysis training.
  • It requires minor surgery to have a catheter placed in your abdomen.

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Support for health professionals

We work with nephrologists and nurses so your patients can understand their treatment options and the health benefits of care at home. Contact us to see how you can access at-home treatment right away.

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Benefits of care at home

Here are a few reasons why care at home is the future of kidney health:

  • Home dialysis allows for longer, more frequent treatments. This has generally been shown, with home hemodialysis, to help people live longer, healthier lives.1,2,3
  • People receiving home dialysis report fewer interruptions to their lifestyle compared to those dialyzing in-center.
  • People report higher levels of satisfaction with home dialysis compared to in-center treatment.4
  • You can receive treatment in a comfortable and familiar setting.
  • Studies show that people receiving home peritoneal dialysis are more likely to receive a kidney transplant than those on conventional hemodialysis.5

Additionally, in one survey, half of all nephrologists said they would recommend at-home dialysis for their patients.6

Explore why doctors are choosing care at home

The CVS Kidney Care home-first approach is unique because we are focused on keeping that individual as close to their existing lifestyle as possible.

- Ercelene Kinnebrew
Kidney Care educator