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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Promoting Dialysis Patient Exercise: Just Do It (to Avoid Losing It)
When physical functioning declines, patients can no longer do things they need and want do. When they can no longer do things they need and want to do, they become more dependent.
Published on 2013-09-12 18:17:28 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
How Much Evidence Will it Take to Change CMS Dialysis Policy?
With all of the talk about deep CMS cuts to dialysis reimbursement, some may be thinking, "Patients should be grateful for getting three treatments a week." I can't bring my head around to that point of view, though.
Published on 2013-08-22 20:13:08 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute
Check Out the New Home Dialysis Central "Medicare Start Date Calculator"
Have you ever wondered how soon Medicare can start if someone you know needs dialysis? There is a new Medicare Start Date Calculator on Home Dialysis Central.
Published on 2013-08-15 21:14:27 by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW
Information and education via the Internet
Arguably, the Internet is the greatest game-changer ever seen. It wields immense power – for good, and for evil. Perhaps it is the risk of the latter that still limits the acceptance of the first.
Published on 2013-08-07 20:42:22 by John Agar, Dr, Nephrologist, Geelong Hospital Barwon Health
For People with Kidney Disease, Hope is as Necessary as Oxygen
Why is my first post to our new blog site about hope? Because hope is absolutely central to how renal professionals need to educate people around treatment option choice in chronic kidney disease (CKD)—or any other topic.
Published on 2013-07-29 16:13:36 by Dori Schatell, MS, Executive Director, Medical Education Institute