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Ready for Change on Home Dialysis

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.

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Your Home Dialysis Care Partner: Share the Love

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.

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PD Patients: Your Passport to an Infection-Free Summer

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.

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6 Tips for Managing Your Home Dialysis Lifestyle

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).

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8 Ways DaVita Supports Home Patients

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.

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For Dialysis, There’s No Place like Home

Home kidney dialysis patients are feeling better and living longer. Discover the lifestyle and health benefits of peritoneal dialysis (PD) and home hemodialysis (HHD).

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The importance of home dialysis support networks

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.

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4 Tips for Preventing Infection on Home Dialysis

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.

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You have a choice when it comes to dialysis treatments

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.

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Top 5 benefits of home dialysis treatment

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.

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How to decide which at-home dialysis treatment is right for you

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.

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Home dialysis and your diet

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.

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Home dialysis - Keys to success

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.

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Five ways to thank your dialysis care partner

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.

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Five New Year’s Resolutions Every Home Dialysis Patient Should Make

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.

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