At-Home Peritoneal Dialysis
A growing number of doctors and people with chronic kidney disease agree that at-home dialysis—whether it’s peritoneal or hemodialysis—is the best option whenever possible. Why choose at home?
- At-home dialysis improves your quality of life. You can lead a more normal work and social life.
- At-home dialysis improves outcomes. With longer or more frequent treatments, people who choose at-home dialysis usually have fewer food restrictions and take fewer medicines. Not only are they healthier overall—they live longer.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOU
Whether you’re getting ready for dialysis or want to switch to a different type of dialysis, our Treatment Decision Guide can help you decide what treatment options might be best for you.Download the guide
Peritoneal Dialysis Monitoring: Count on Personal Support
Even after your training, you may have questions or concerns at times. That’s why there is 24/7 on-call nursing coverage. Together with a technical support team, an on-call, home-dialysis nurse will work with you to solve anything—from how you are feeling to how your cycler is performing. He or she will give you the local number you should call for assistance.
Regular monthly check-ins
Every month, you’ll check in with your local dialysis center where you go for doctor visits, lab tests and meetings with your healthcare team. Keeping you healthy—and being available to make sure you’re tracking to your treatment plan—is the goal.
Speak up if you’re not feeling well
While there’s plenty of support and monitoring, you should still always tell your nephrologist or another member of your home peritoneal dialysis (PD) team if you don’t feel well. Let them know about any problems you have during your PD training at the facility or at home.
Tell your nurse right away if you:
Do not feel well
Have a fever
Feel stomach pain
Experience issues with your equipment or supplies
Have a noticeable change in your vital signs or weight
Are unable to perform your treatment
Have a hard time breathing
Have access site changes
Have doctors' visits scheduled