CMS recognizes that home dialysis modalities are underutilized in the United States with only 8 percent dialyzing in a home setting versus 92 percent choosing in-center. The ESRD Conditions for Coverage require that the patient records must demonstrate that each patient was informed about all available dialysis modalities. This page has been designed to benefit any dialysis provider, or patient, looking for information on home modalities. The information here will be helpful to dialysis staff, patients, and family who are interested in learning more about dialyzing at home!
These PowerPoint presentations can be used to educate patients on home dialysis options, as well as to help staff members answer questions that patients may ask them about home therapy.
These resources can be provided to patients to increase their awareness of home dialysis therapies.
The following resources have been developed by the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) for patient education:
Dialysis While You Sleep – An Alternative Therapy
Food Choices for Home Hemodialysis
Home Dialysis: Together You Can!
Home Hemodialysis Training – What to Expect
Is Home Dialysis An Option For You? Should It Be
Knowing Your Options is Empowering
Nocturnal vs. Peritoneal Dialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis – Safe, and Perhaps Easier Than You Think
Peritoneal Dialysis A – Z: Implant Surgery, Recovery, Training Process and Going Back to Work
Short Daily Home Hemodialysis
The Facts of Peritoneal Dialysis
Understanding the Peritoneal Dialysis Diet
You Have Options
The following patient stories have been collected by the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) for patient education:
A Patient’s Perspective on Nocturnal Hemodialysis
Going Home – One of the Best Decisions of My Life
Home Dialysis was Right for Me!
Home Hemodialysis Training A Patient Perspective
Living Life on My Terms
Living Life to the Fullest: How Home Hemodialysis Gave Me the Life I Wanted to Live
My Treatment and Why I Chose It
Take Your Life Back – Go Home
The Feeling of Freedom: How Home Hemodialysis and Music Gave Me Back My Life – The David Peterson Story
There’s No Place Like Home
Up and Moving Again!
What I Learned from PD