Live your life. Dialyze at home.
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.
- Dialysis Options in BC: A guide to making the treatment choice that is right for you (English, Chinese, Punjabi)
- Or order a print copy online
- Live Your Life poster series (BC renal programs can order the posters for display in clinics/offices)
- Videos and DVDs:
For more information, contact us or speak to your nephrologist or kidney care team. They can guide you through your options so you can make the choice that is best for you and your family.