Hemodialysis and Senior Health: Understanding the Connection

Photo of a hemodialysis chair in a clean and modern room with a TV and other comforts

Hemodialysis is often a critical part of the healthcare plan for seniors living with chronic kidney disease. This process helps filter waste products and excess fluids from the blood, a function typically performed by healthy kidneys.

Here’s an in-depth look at the connection between hemodialysis and senior health, and how our services can support you or your loved one.

What is Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis is a medical procedure that uses a machine to filter waste, salts, and fluid from the blood when the kidneys are no longer healthy enough to perform these functions naturally. This process involves diverting blood to a machine to be cleaned and then returning it to the body.

Typically, patients undergo hemodialysis three times a week, with each session lasting about three to four hours.

The Importance of Hemodialysis for Seniors

Maintaining optimal health and quality of life among seniors often depends on the effective management of chronic conditions like kidney disease. Hemodialysis plays a crucial role in this by performing the essential functions that failing kidneys cannot.

A hemodialysis treatment removes waste products and excess fluids to help prevent complications such as high blood pressure, anemia, bone disease, heart disease, and nerve damage. It also helps to maintain proper electrolyte balance, which is vital for the normal function of cells and organs.

The Rogosin Institute Hemodialysis Center at the Methodist Home

We offer both inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis services at the Methodist Home, in partnership with The Rogosin Institute. Our state-of-the-art dialysis center is the first of its kind in the Bronx, designed to provide top-quality care in a comfortable and convenient setting.

Rogosin is a leading provider of kidney care, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible treatment during their short term rehabilitation stay with us.

Convenience and Comfort

One of the advantages of our dialysis center is the convenience it offers, particularly for our in-house residents. Patients can receive their dialysis treatments without the need to travel to another facility, which can be especially beneficial for those with mobility issues or limited access to transportation.

Our bright, modern facility with 16 treatment chairs ensures a relaxing environment where patients can feel at ease while getting this necessary healthcare treatment.

Comprehensive Care and Support

Our dedicated team of nurses, technicians, physicians, social workers, and dietitians work together to provide a holistic approach to hemodialysis care. We monitor each patient’s vital signs, adjust treatment as needed, and offer support throughout the dialysis process.

We strive to make each session as comfortable as possible, understanding that a strong support system is vital for improving the overall quality of life.

The Impact on Senior Health

By offering hemodialysis services on-site, the Methodist Home helps to alleviate the physical and emotional burden of traveling for treatment. This accessibility allows for greater flexibility and a sense of independence for our patients.

Additionally, receiving treatment in a familiar and supportive environment can significantly reduce stress and improve mental well-being, which is crucial for senior health.

How Can We Help You?

Hemodialysis is a lifeline for many seniors with chronic kidney disease, and we are dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate care. Understanding the connection between hemodialysis and senior health enables us to better support our patients in maintaining their health and quality of life.

If you or a loved one are living with kidney disease and require hemodialysis, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can assist you in managing your health.

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