Dialysis and Nursing Home

Nursing homeIt’s not uncommon that a dialysis patient or a caregiver must make the decision to enter into a nursing home.   I came across this article about what to look for when evaluating a Nursing Home.  It’s brief, to the point, and informative.  I thought I should share it.   I’m sure there are many other questions that need to be answered but this is a good start.  To read it, CLICK HERE/

About DevonTexas

I am a person with ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) which means my kidneys don't work. Forty or so years ago that would have been a death sentence but today there is Dialysis which means I could be hooked up to a machine that would clean my blood as the kidneys should. Three days a week, I went to a dialysis center and had too very large needles stuck in my arm to remove and replace my blood as it passed through a process where it was cleaned and the fluid was removed, a process taking a little over four hours each time. In November 2017, I received a kidney transplant from a deceased donor. My life went into overdrive. With a "new" functioning kidney, I no longer had to go to a dialysis center and my days were not open to be lived rather than recovering from dialysis which meant dialyzing for three days and resting for 4 days a week. I work full-time and often 50 hours per week. It is something I never imagined. I highly recommend it! HeeHee I want to advance knowledge about dialysis and transplant so that others can learn from my experience and mistakes. We shouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, eh? There is so much to be learned and experienced about our predicament. There are vast resources available to support us and enrich our lives but many patients don't know about them. There are also many issues that we have to deal with whether we want to or not. So I blog about them in www.DevonTexas.com All comments are confidential until I approve them. If you don't want your comment public, let me know and I will respect that. So, feel free to leave a comment. I also blog in LegacyTales in WordPress if you are interested in the ramblings of a Old Man. Give a peek and let me know what you think. https://legacytales.wordpress.com/ Enjoy.
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2 Responses to Dialysis and Nursing Home

  1. Marie H Robinson says:

    That was really good info. Thanks, Marie

    Marie Robinson


  2. renalgal22 says:

    Devon thanks as always for sharing useful and educational information.
    Bob, there is a lot to learn about kidney disease. I am STILL learning over 18 years of being a patient.

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