Welcome to the non-profit Medical Education Institute's Home Dialysis Central blogspot! This page is an umbrella under which Home Dialysis Central staff and guests can share their perspectives about home therapies and what we need to do to raise their profile and enable more people to use them. We'd like your comments as well! Bookmark our site and like us on Facebook! Help us tell the world about home dialysis.
We have a "lifestyle bible" for sale that can help you learn about dialysis options. Help, I Need Dialysis! We also have prepared some slideshows on how to have a good future with kidney disease.
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View from the Chair: A Pictorial Guide to Managing Supplies and Setting Up a Room for Home HD
Last month, we learned what folks have done to manage PD supplies. This month, we tackle home HD, in three sections: Supply Delivery, Room Organization, and Supply Storage.
Published on 10/06/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Understanding & Explaining Dialysis Charges & Payment
Have you ever had a patient ask you ”How does Medicare (or insurance) cover and pay for dialysis?” Here’s how you can answer that question.
Published on 09/29/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
On the Washing of Feet
There is so much genuine humanity to be seen in chronic illness, especially in kidney disease. So much reality, resilience, true and genuine appreciation for every day.
Published on 09/22/2022 by Jennifer Ravert, RN
Permission to Thrive—Bonus: Lupus
Whеn уоu ѕuffеr frоm lupus, an autoimmune disease, уоur body'ѕ immune ѕуѕtеm will not function аѕ it ѕhоuld.
Published on 09/15/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
View from the Chair: A Pictorial Guide to Managing Supplies and Setting Up a Room for PD
“Help! How do I set up a room for home dialysis?”
Published on 09/08/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
New CMS Proposed Rule May Change ESRD in FY 2023 and Beyond
It’s important to consider that social workers’ caseloads include a long list of facility-assigned tasks to perform over and above CMS-mandated ones.
Published on 09/01/2022 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
My Kidney Life Plan: MEI’s NEW Person-Centered, Values-based Decision Aid
In our own research, it helped to ease one of the most difficult “bad news” conversation most nephrologists dread, while at the same time increasing the likelihood that people who needed to make a treatment choice would opt for a home therapy.
Published on 08/25/2022 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Permission to Thrive Chapter 7: Maintain Your Spiritual Mindset
Maintaining a connection to your spiritual side is a great way to help you achieve peace of mind and cope with a rough patch in your life
Published on 08/18/2022 by April McGraw, RN, CNN
Thoughts on Completing 25 Years on Dialysis
Two things contributed the most to my long journey on dialysis - Daily Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis (DNHHD) and having a full time job.
Published on 08/11/2022 by Kamal Shah
Yay! Its Summer! …Oh, and I Have to Do Dialysis
Is a normal life over when you are a dialysis patient? NO! That is one of the benefits of at home dialysis, the flexibility to schedule and adjust as needed.
Published on 08/04/2022 by Michael Howington