Benefits of HHD
Hemodialysis performed at home takes a special commitment from both the patient and his or her care partner. Successful home patients will tell you that the effort they spend learning home hemodialysis allows them to take control of their own healthcare. They have the benefits of independence and convenience by performing their treatments in their own home. They do not have to travel to a dialysis center for their treatments, and they can do them when they want according to the physician’s prescription; on their time, not a clinic’s schedule.
Today, home hemodialysis (HHD) is one of the fastest-growing renal treatments available for chronic dialysis patients1. And with the ever-evolving healthcare environment, HHD is becoming a popular option among physicians and patients to treat End Stage Renal Disease. Dialysis in a home environment may allow for longer treatment time or increased frequency, and because patients can perform dialysis on their own schedules, they receive the benefits of personalized treatment times that can be coordinated around other activities, like work, social activities or family time.
Fresenius Renal Technologies has been a leader in hemodialysis for over thirty years. In recent years, we have developed equipment, therapeutic approaches and service offerings specifically designed to support the home hemodialysis patient and the home therapy program.
- U.S. Renal Data System, USRDS 2014 Annual Data Report: Atlas of Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease in the United States, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD, 2014.
The data reported here have been supplied by the United States Renal Data System (USRDS). The interpretation and reporting of these data are the responsibility of the author(s) and in no way should be seen as an official policy or interpretation of the U.S. government.