Home Hemodialysis

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) is similar to in-center hemodialysis where-as both uses a machine to filter wastes and fluid from the blood.

In order to access blood in your body and prepare you for hemodialysis, a surgeon places a fistula or graft in the forearm prior to starting treatment. A fistula is a type of access created by attaching a vein and artery together. An additional option is a graft. A graft is a soft tube connected to an artery on one end and a vein on the other. Grafts are usually placed in the arm or thigh.

Home Hemodialysis is typically done 5-6 times a week for 2.5 to 3.5 hours. Because these dialysis treatments are done more frequently than in-center dialysis, each session takes less time to remove toxins.

SOME BENEFITS OF HOME HEMODIALYSIS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Can be done at home, on vacation, or while traveling.
  • Control over when your treatments are performed
  • Helps you maintain your lifestyle and do many of the activities you enjoy
  • Treatments can be done overnight while you sleep 
  • May help provide you with more energy, restful sleep, and to fell better overall
  • Improved appetite

Staff-Assisted or Staff Enhanced
Home Hemodialysis

For qualified patients that do not have a care partner, we can provide clinical staff to assist with administering dialysis treatment, at a time that is convenient for you.

More detailed information about Home Hemodialysis is available in our Patient Treatment Options Guide.

For more information regarding peritoneal dialysis, home hemodialysis, staff-assisted home hemodialysis, staff enhanced home hemodialysis or in-center dialysis call to speak with a member of our care team.

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