Have you been thinking about some sort of change while on home dialysis? Whether it's a new treatment schedule or something else, DaVita social worker Barbara Dickhaus discusses how to pursue change when you're ready for it.Learn More »
It’s all about love in February—so it's a great time to give thanks to your home dialysis care partner! From prepping your own treatment to preparing meals, we have several ideas that show your appreciation for the special helper in your life.Learn More »
Summertime calls for enjoying the outdoors and your favorite activities. So take the necessary precautions to prevent infection when you are a peritoneal dialysis (PD) patient. From swimming and hiking to gardening and picnicking, use these tips as your passport to summer fun.Learn More »
Not enough hours in the day? Do you feel overwhelmed by your to-do list? DaVita® social worker Shelly Crumley has six tips for managing everyday life on home dialysis, whether you do peritoneal dialysis (PD) or home hemodialysis (HHD).Learn More »
DaVita provides an ample care program to make sure dialysis patients experience a smooth change to home dialysis. Here are eight ways Davita supports home dialysis patients.Learn More »
Home kidney dialysis patients are feeling better and living longer. Discover the lifestyle and health benefits of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD).Learn More »
A good support network is an important part of an end stage renal disease (ESRD) patient’s life. Whether it’s made up of family, friends or coworkers, a support network provides the love and encouragement that often results in improved clinical outcomes. Learn more about the importance of support networks.Learn More »
As with all forms of dialysis or medical treatments, safety should always come first for home dialysis patients. Although all dialysis patients face the risk of infection while receiving care, home dialysis patients can reduce or prevent infections with the right dedication and motivation to taking greater control of their care.Learn More »
These days, there are more dialysis treatment choices available to people with end stage renal disease (ESRD) than ever before. Learn about the different dialysis treatments and their unique benefits. You can then talk with your doctor about which dialysis treatment will fit your lifestyle and healthcare needs.Learn More »
While it's no secret that most in-center dialysis patients would prefer to be dialyzing from the comfort of their own homes, many are uncertain or afraid that home dialysis isn't as beneficial as in-center treatment. This is simply not the case. There are significant benefits to home dialysis treatment, and they range from the financial to the psychological.Learn More »
Choosing a home dialysis modality can seem daunting. With so many choices, you may wonder which modality is best for you. This article will provide you with some questions to ask yourself to help narrow your home modality choices so that you can find one that best fits your health condition and your lifestyle.Learn More »
The home dialysis diet is often less restrictive than the in-center dialysis diet, depending on what type of home dialysis you do. Learn what makes the home dialysis diet different.Learn More »
There are some simple ways in which you can make your home dialysis treatments a success. Learn how to stay safe, manage your time and get the support you need.Learn More »
Has your home dialysis care partner gone above and beyond the call of duty? Do you remember to thank him or her for all he or she does? The best way to show him or her your appreciation is to give thanks. Here are five ways to say thank you to your care partner.Learn More »
It's a new year, and there’s no better time than now to make some New Year’s resolutions for a healthier you in 2013. Learn five New Year’s resolutions every home dialysis patient should make.Learn More »
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