Home Hemodialysis Services (Church site – Main floor)
Home Hemodialysis Services offer the patient a number of treatment options that can be self-administered at home. These include:
- Conventional Home Hemodialysis – performed three to four times per week for four hours. This option allows patients the flexibility to do their dialysis treatments at home during the day or evening rather than travel to the dialysis centre.
- Short Daily Home Hemodialysis – performed five to seven times per week for two to three hours.
- Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis – involves long, slow treatments done at night over six to eight hours while the patient sleeps. This leaves their day time free to pursue other activities such as work or school. Treatments can be every other night or up to seven nights a week depending on what the doctor prescribes.
The program is designed for patients who would like to maintain an independent and active lifestyle and have more control over their treatment.
Patients and their families learn how to perform dialysis using equipment provided by the hospital.
Supplies are delivered to the patients’ homes each month free of charge.
We have a specially designed home-training area and use a range of educational materials and learning tools that facilitate individual learning styles.
This program is managed by an experienced multidisciplinary team consisting of a Nephrologist, Registered Nurses, Dietitians, Pharmacists and Social Workers.
After completing the training phase, patients and their caregivers continue to receive medical support and close monitoring by a Home Dialysis Nurse.
The Home Hemodialysis Nurse evaluates the patient’s response to treatment, blood work and medications on an ongoing basis.
Patients visit the clinic for evaluation every two or three months, or as recommended by their Nephrologist.
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How to access Home Hemodialysis Services
Referral by a physician is required.