Benefits of independent dialysis
In BC, a growing number of people manage their dialysis care on their own. Research clearly shows the more involved a person is in his or her own care, the better the results.
Positive benefits can include a more flexible schedule, better health results, the ability to return to work, the option to travel, and the list goes on.
“I feel like I have my life back. My days are free.”
“I feel better mentally and physically.”
“I do almost everything myself, but if I have any questions or need any help, the nurses are right there.”
With independent dialysis, treatment programs can be specifically designed for each patient. Most patients are able to dialyze more often or for longer periods of time, which better reflects the function of the kidneys and may result in better health.