Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
We have a "lifestyle bible" for sale that can help you learn about dialysis options. Help, I Need Dialysis! We also have prepared some slideshows on how to have a good future with kidney disease.
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A Nephrologist’s Perspective on Twelve Important Things for Dialysis Patients to Consider During the COVID-19 Pandemic
It is understandable to feel scared, anxious and even depressed during this time. It is important to maintain your health and decrease risk of exposure to infection
Published on 05/07/2020 by Dr. Michael Kraus
How Home Dialysis Providers Can Help Staff Deal with COVID-19
Healthcare professionals—including the nurses, dietitians and social workers who support home dialysis patients must stay at the top of their game during a highly stressful time
Published on 04/23/2020 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Does Anyone Else Feel Like Giving Up on Dialysis?
Along with daily discussion of technical, medical and logistic issues, the Home Dialysis Central Facebook Discussion Group occasionally posts on the feelings/emotional impact of dialysis.
Published on 04/02/2020 by Ant de Villiers
Fact Sheet on Health Plans & Tips to Save Money on Dialysis Health Care
If you have kidney disease, you may worry about how you will pay for dialysis.
Published on 10/31/2019 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Working on Home Dialysis: What Dialysis Staff Should Know
Do you have patients on home dialysis? Do they get Social Security retirement, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Income (SSDI)?
Published on 08/16/2018 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW