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6 Reasons to Choose Home Hemodialysis

Living Well on HHD

Home hemodialysis (HHD) with DaVita can mean living a better life on dialysis. Here are six reasons to consider HHD when exploring your treatment options:

1.  Freedom with support


HHD allows you to schedule dialysis around your life, instead of your life around dialysis. Many patients who choose HHD can continue work or school, and have more time for family and activities. But HHD doesn't mean you're on your own. Your HHD care team is available 24/7 and dedicated to ongoing support.

2.  More flexible diet


With HHD, toxins are removed daily, allowing for a greater variety of food/drink options. This can not only make life more enjoyable, but it can make sticking to a kidney diet easier. Your dietitian will work with you on your specific nutritional needs.

3. Supplies at your door


HHD equipment can be shipped right to your home or travel destination. Your equipment supplier and DaVita Guest Services collaborate so you have your supplies when and where you need them.

4.  Fewer trips to the center


Once you and your care partner are trained to perform HHD, you will likely only need to visit the center once or twice a month for checkups with your home dialysis care team.

5.  Fewer side effects


HHD's daily treatments more closely mimic your kidney's natural function. This typically means less fatigue, nausea and complications than with in-center dialysis three times a week.

6.  Starting and living with HHD


DaVita's patient training program customizes training to you and ensures you are comfortable performing dialysis at home. Once you're practicing HHD, your care team will provide ongoing education and regularly assess your HHD suitability. You can also access DaVita.com educational articles, interactive tools and sign up for our home dialysis patient newsletter, LifeLines at Home for additional information and support. We're here for you—every step of the way.

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If you want to learn more about dialysis, explore DaVita's other treatment options:

For more information, call the DaVita Guest Services Contact Center at 1-800-244-0582.

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