Hemodialysis is typically conducted in a dedicated facility with specialized nurses and technicians who specialize in hemodialysis. However, dialysis can also be done in a patient’s home. Once you and your doctor have determined that at home hemodialysis is right for you, you will begin a comprehensive safety and training program that is tailored to your specific medical and learning needs. In most cases, you will learn to perform at home hemodialysis treatments with a dialysis partner.
There are three types of at home hemodialysis:
- Short Daily at Home Hemodialysis – Performed five or six times a week, typically for two to three hours per session.
- Traditional at Home Hemodialysis – Performed three times per week, typically for about four hours per session. This is similar to the treatments received at a local dialysis center.
- Nocturnal/Extended Home Hemodialysis – Performed during sleep, typically six to eight hours a night, three or more nights a week. Many patients enjoy the ability to spend the night dialyzing and not lose time during the day that could be spent at work or with family.
- Home Hemodialysis (HD) Myths vs. Reality
- Home Dialysis Central: Match D - Helping Patients make a informed decision
- Education Program (Education and CEUs Available Here)
- Home Dialysis Central: Patient Stories - Patient Perspective short clips
- Kidney-Smart Registration/ Course Information
- Home Therapy Determination Tool
To locate dialysis facilities that offer home dialysis: Home Dialysis Central