Changing Dialysis Models to Fix the Kidney Failure Crisis

kidney failure crisis

It’s time to help fix the kidney failure crisis. For quite some time, some of the largest players in the kidney dialysis space have used a conventional daily treatment model. This puts patients at a considerable risk of infection and also could put them in harm’s way when you consider all of the extra treatment and travel time.

A more modern approach to the dialysis problem would be to switch to a conventional, 3-day dialysis treatment. This treatment plan requires 17% less treatment time and hours of travel time per week as compared to the daily dialysis model. When you take these time savings into account, it is important to note the high risk of complications when it comes to daily dialysis, such as difficulty with the blood access site, blood clots, as well as aneurysms.

If you are a nursing home operator, there are also numerous benefits in giving your census access to a 3-day dialysis model. These benefits include being able to accept higher acuity patients, better collaboration of care, fewer hospital readmissions, and a stronger relationship with hospital partners. There is a significant cost savings on reducing transportation costs, often resulting in as much as $411 per round trip.

Learn more about how the quality of life can be improved for seniors and all of those that are on dialysis treatments in the visual deep dive below:

Dialysis in Nursing Homes