Treatment Options

“Understanding kidney failure and taking an active role in your care
may lessen some of your fears and help you deal with the changes in your life.”

Choosing a Treatment Option that is Right for YOU:

Learning about your treatment and how to take an active role in your care puts you in charge. You can control things like following your treatment plan and diet and keeping a good outlook on life. Your health care team will work with you to make a care plan that’s best for you and will help you manage your treatment. You can also look to your family and friends for support. Remember that you are not alone. Nearly 500,000 people of all ages live with ESRD. There is hope and there are ways to rebuild your life.

    • In-Center Hemodialysis
    • In-Center Nocturnal Dialysis
    • Home Hemodialysis
    • Peritoneal Dialysis
    • Kidney Transplant
    • The Choice to Refuse or Withdraw from Treatment

  Treatment Barriers

It is important for patients to understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to access to dialysis. There are many factors that influence a person's choice of dialysis unit: Location, Insurance, Availability and medical needs to name a few. If you are having difficulty finding a dialysis facility to begin treatment, or if you have been discharged from your dialysis facility, it is important that you contact the Network so that our trained staff can assist you in finding care.

ABOUT PATIENT INVOLUNTARY DISCHARGE: It is the medical director’s responsibility to make sure “that no patient is discharged or transferred from the facility unless
1. The patient or payer no longer reimburses the facility for the ordered services;
2. The facility ceases to operate;
3. The transfer is necessary for the patient’s welfare because the facility can no longer meet the patient’s documented
medical needs; or

4. The facility has reassessed the patient and determined that the patient’s behavior is disruptive and abusive to the
extent that the delivery of care to the patient or the ability of the facility to operate effectively is seriously impaired…”
(§494.180 (f) Standard: Involuntary discharge and transfer policies and procedures; Conditions for Coverage for End Stage Renal Disease Facilities)

Prevent treatment barriers before they become an access to care problem. If a patient is at risk of IVD, IVT, or F2P, please contact the Network immediately