• Late Stage Kidney Disease

There are several things to consider when you’ve been diagnosed with stage 4 or 5 kidney disease. Identifying a treatment option that fits your lifestyle, knowing your insurance options and continuing to stay active and work are some of the ways you can help improve your quality of life.

Kidney Knowledge

Take control of your health by learning all you can about the late stages of kidney disease.

light bulb icon Take a Kidney Disease Education Class

Find an educator-led Kidney Smart® class offered in your community.

New to Kidney Disease - 7 Questions to ask your Doctor Learn About Stage 4 of Kidney Disease

Kidney disease comes in stages. If you're in stage 4, learn tips that might help prolong kidney function.

Know about the Stages of Kidney Disease Know About Stage 5 of Kidney Disease

It's time to look at your treatment options. Learn what they are when you have stage 5 CKD.

On Dialysis How Does Dialysis Work?

This video explains how dialysis helps millions of people every day.

5 Steps to Take When Diagnosed With Late Stage Kidney Disease

Learn the steps to take if diagnosed with late stage kidney disease.

Lifestyle Changes

With a late stage kidney disease diagnosis, certain things may change. Here is what you can expect.

Choose a Kidney Doctor Choose a Kidney Doctor

If you don’t already have one, finding a nephrologist is very important so he or she can help you manage your kidney disease.

Get Health with Exercise Get Healthy with Exercise

Continue or start physical activity after a kidney disease diagnosis.

Know Common Medicines Know Common Medicines

It's important to understand how medicines can help you when you have kidney disease.

Transisitions for Your Health Transitions for Your Health

Prepare for dialysis with your quality of life in mind.

Prepare for Access Surgery Prepare for Access Surgery

Think of your access as your lifeline. Learn more about preparing for vascular access surgery.

Adrienne: Her Dialysis Story

A diabetic crisis caused Adrienne’s kidney function to completely shut down. Knowing she needed dialysis, she weighed her treatment options to find what would fit her lifestyle. She shares her journey and how she intends to continue to celebrate life.

What people with kidney disease should know about over-the-counter medicines.

Your Kidney Diet

These diet management tools and tips can help you take control of your overall kidney health.

Kidney-Friendly Ones Swap Foods for Kidney-Friendly Ones

Use this list of good-for-you food substitutes to eat well and help you feel your best.

Kidney-Friendly Recipes Cook Up Kidney-Friendly Recipes

Get a wealth of ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Diet Tips Blog Read Kidney Diet Tips Blog

Get the latest nutrition tips and suggestions provided by DaVita dietitians.

Get Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks Get Kidney-Friendly Cookbooks

Access free kidney-friendly cookbooks from DaVita dietitians.

7 Foods to Limit with Late-Stage Kidney Disease:

When you are in the late stages of kidney disease, watching your diet is important. Here are 7 foods you should limit.

Treatment Options

It's best to know all of your choices when it comes to treating kidney disease.

Take the Treatment Quiz Take the Treatment Quiz

How do you know which dialysis treatments might match your lifestyle? Use the Treatment Evaluator.

Know Your Dialysis Choices Know Your Dialysis Choices

When you need dialysis, know that there are several types of dialysis available to fit your health and lifestyle needs.

Learn About Kidney Transplants Learn About Kidney Transplants

This is an alternative treatment to dialysis.

5 Reasons to Choose a Kidney Transplant 5 Reasons to Choose a Kidney Transplant

Did you know kidney transplant is a treatment option for end stage renal disease? Here are five reasons to consider a transplant.

Find a Dialysis Center Find a Dialysis Center

Easily search for and choose a dialysis center in your area.

Insurance & Employment Support

It's possible to continue working, and keeping your job could help you feel healthier and happier. Having insurance also is important so that you stay covered when you need it most.

Stay on the Job Stay On the Job

You may feel healthier, happier and more financially secure when you remain employed.

3 Steps for People Who Work 3 Steps for People Who Work

Continue to work when you have kidney disease. Use these steps to help guide you.

Find Out about Insurance Resources Find Out About Insurance Resources

Have some peace of mind when you know more about the importance of health insurance coverage.

Get More Employment Information Get More Employment Information

Download booklets about keeping your job and understanding your insurance options.

Contact a Patient Advocate. Contact a Patient Advocate

If you have questions regarding your insurance, a patient advocate is here to help.

Keeping your job can be good for your health and happiness when you are on dialysis.

Choosing a Dialysis Provider

Deciding on the right provider when you need dialysis can make a big difference.

How to Find a Dialysis Provider How to Find a Dialysis Provider

Select your dialysis provider, treatment facility and even dialysis treatment.

DaVita is a Leader in Quality Dialysis Care DaVita Is a Leader in Quality Dialysis Care

See how the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recognized many DaVita centers with top marks in its Five-Star Quality Rating program.

Find a Dialysis Center Find a Dialysis Center

Easily search for and choose a dialysis center in your area.

Get Better Care with DaVita Get Better Care with DaVita

With a kidney disease diagnosis, what do you do next? Find your way to better care in 3 steps.

What to Consider When Choosing a Dialysis Provider

From location to support services, here are several things to consider when deciding which dialysis provider fits your needs.

Getting Support

You won't be alone. Find support services, tips and communities when you need it most.

Start Building Your Support Network Start Building Your Support Network

With myDaVita, you can make connections with members of the kidney care community.

Kidney Care Begins with Kidney Smart Kidney Care Begins with Kidney Smart®

Learn more and get your questions answered in a no-cost kidney education class. Find an instructor-led kidney disease education class near you.

Meet Your Kidney Health Care Team Meet Your Kidney Health Care Team

Get to know who is helping you when you are diagnosed with kidney disease.

Tell Others Tell Others

How do you tell the people around you that you have kidney disease? Here are some tips to help you.

Kidney Care Begins with Kidney Smart®

Get your questions answered by an expert instructor in a no-cost kidney education class.

Manage Your Kidney Care

Find support on the forums, access diet management tools and get lab results through the DaVita® Health Portal when you’re a DaVita patient.

Download Cookbooks

Access free kidney-friendly cookbooks from DaVita dietitians.

Contact a Patient Advocate

If you have questions regarding your insurance, a patient advocate is a phone call away.