What is dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that removes waste and extra fluid from the blood, using a filter. In peritoneal dialysis (PD), the filter is the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum. In hemodialysis (HD), the filter is a plastic tube filled with millions of hollow fibers, called a dialyzer.
How is hemodialysis done at home? There are 3 ways of doing hemodialysis - all of them use a machine to clean your blood:
Conventional Home Hemodialysis (CHHD) treatments are done 3 times per week, with each treatment lasting about 4 ½ - 5 ½ hours.
Daily Home Hemodialysis (DHHD) treatments are done 5 to 6 times per week, with each treatment lasting about 2 - 3 hours.
Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (NHHD) treatments are done 3 or more times per week, with each treatment lasting about 6 – 8 hours.
We want you to live life! What better way by having your dialysis treatments in the convenience of your own home.
We will have one of our friendly nurses keep you company while they assist you during your home dialysis treatment. Our nurses are well qualified and we will perform all of the requirements necessary for our team to be able to provide dialysis treatments in the comfort of your own home.