Experience the Difference is a one-week therapy program that provides in-center hemodialysis patients the opportunity to "test-drive" more frequent home hemodialysis with the NxStage® System One™.
The program is being offered by numerous dialysis centers across the country, with more being added. A significant percentage of in-center patients who participated switched.
The program is short and simple.
If a physician agrees that more frequent therapy is appropriate for you, you'll go to a local participating center for five consecutive treatments in one week to determine if you "experience the difference" that so many patients have.
It's that simple.
Similar to in-center treatments, a clinician will administer your therapy, using the NxStage System One. During the five-day trial, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about more frequent home hemodialysis, including nocturnal therapy. At the end of your trial week, you and your care team can determine if more frequent home hemodialysis is right for you.
Why more frequent home hemodialysis?
Performing dialysis more often is closer to how healthy kidneys work. There are many clinical and lifestlye benefits associated with home hemodialysis. For a complete list, please visit our "Get the Facts" page.
Together, you can determine if more frequent therapy with the NxStage System One may be right for you. Keep in mind that you must receive a prescription from a doctor to participate in this program. You should also talk to the center offering Experience the Difference to see how this therapy is covered by your insurance.
The benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis reported here may not be experienced by everyone. More frequent home hemodialysis also has certain risks. In addition to the risk associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment, there are also certain risks unique to the home. If you think more frequent home hemodialysis may be right for you, we encourage you to talk to your doctor. If you and your doctor decide NxStage is right for you, you and a care partner, typically a family member or friend, are trained by a dialysis center nurse on the NxStage System One.