SNG Dialysis offers in-home treatment options at various locations. Certain restrictions apply. SNG offers home hemodialysis, either with the aid of a care partner or additional services provided by our nursing staff. At home, you may be better able to fit your treatments into your daily schedule.
· More control and greater flexibility over treatment schedule.
· Comfort of your own home with the help of a care partner.
· More active role in your treatment, often resulting in better outcomes.
· Additional health benefits, more energy and better blood pressure control.
SNG Dialysis staff teaches patients and their caretakers how to incorporate peritoneal dialysis treatment into their daily lives. Patients then dialyze at home, often while they are sleeping, using state-of-the-art equipment.
Hemodialysis involves accessing the bloodstream through a surgically-prepared access site that allows blood to pass through a specialized filter in a dialysis machine, be cleansed and then return to the body.
• More control and greater flexibility about when and where you dialyze •
• Ability to dialyze in the comfort of your home with the help of a loved one •
• Ability to take a more active role in your treatment which has been proven to yield better outcomes •
Health benefits can include more energy and better blood pressure control •
In peritoneal dialysis, also called PD, the inside lining of your own belly acts as a natural filter. Wastes are taken out by means of a cleansing fluid called dialysate, which is washed in and out of your belly in cycles. A soft plastic tube (catheter) is placed in your belly by surgery. A sterile cleansing fluid is put into your belly through this catheter. After the filtering process is finished, the fluid leaves your body through the catheter.
Peritoneal dialysis differs from hemodialysis in that you can give yourself treatments at home, at work or while traveling. Peritoneal dialysis is usually performed at home on a daily basis, usually requiring 4 to 5 fill-and-drain exchanges each day, or at night while you are sleeping. SNG staff educates patients and their caregivers on how to incorporate treatment into their daily lives.
There are two types of peritoneal dialysis:
· Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) is the most common form of PD that functions much like healthy kidneys normally would, cleansing the blood.
· Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) is performed at home with the help of a machine cycler, which cleanses your blood, and can be done during the day or at night.
• No needles involved in this type of treatment •
• Diet and fluid intake are less restrictive •
• More control and greater flexibility of treatment schedule •
• Comfort of your own home independently or with help of a care partner •
• More active role in your treatment, often resulting in better outcomes •
• Additional health benefits, more energy and better blood pressure control •
• Portable therapy allows for ease of travel •
• Option to do treatment while sleeping with APD •