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resource center: Dialysis

CMS Dialysis Facility Compare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed this site to better educate patients about dialysis facilities. It has basic information such as addresses, shifts, and Medicare certification dates. In addition, the site provides information on quality outcome measures such as the adequacy of hemodialysis and patient survival information.
Toll-free: (800) MEDICARE
Website: www.medicare.gov/Dialysis/Home.asp

 

DaVita
This large dialysis provider website provides excellent educational pages on dialysis, kidney disease, diabetes, diet and nutrition, recipes, and online seminars. There are also online tools for finding a dialysis center, a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) calculator, a discussion forum, and insurance advice.
Phone: (310) 536-2400
Toll-free: (800) 244-0680
Website: www.davita.com

 

DaVita Patient Citizens
DPC is an independent, nationwide, non-profit, patient-governed dialysis patient organization. We are dedicated to improving dialysis patients' quality of life by developing awareness of dialysis-related issues, advocating for dialysis and pre-dialysis patients, improving the partnership between patients and caregivers, and promoting favorable public policy.
Toll-free: (866) 877-4242
Email: dpc@dialysispatients.org
Website: www.dialysispatients.org

 

Dialysis Finder™
Travel help for patients and social workers. The site can also help you locate a dialysis center close to you.
Toll-free: (866) 889-6019
Website: www.dialysisfinder.com 

 

Home Dialysis Central
Learn about all the options for home dialysis, including a listing of every center in the US offering this modality of treatment, equipment and new technology, patient profiles, Medicare reimbursement, discussion boards, and how pending laws may affect dialyzing at home.
Phone: (608) 833-8033
Email: info@homedialysis.org
Website: www.homedialysis.org 

 

Life Options Rehabilitation Program
Life Options is sponsored by Amgen. The site focuses on helping people on dialysis live well. Life Options specializes in renal rehabilitation. It has done an excellent job developing resources and programs based on the "5 E's" of renal rehabilitation: encouragement; education; exercise; employment; and evaluation.
Phone: (608) 833-8033
Website: www.lifeoptions.org

 

Kidney Transplant/Dialysis Association, Inc. (KT/DA)
KT/DA is an organization of dialysis and kidney transplant patients, their families and friends, and health professionals. The KT/DA officers are kidney patients. The association is dedicated to providing financial aid, information, and emotional support to chronic renal disease patients and their families.
Phone: (781) 641-4000
Email: KTDA1@rcn.co
Website: www.ktda.org

 

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