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On-Site Home Hemodialysis (HHD) is a growing care model involving partnerships between SNFs and dialysis providers to offer in-house treatments at SNFs for residents requiring dialysis. The NxStage HHD system is a very practical dialysis solution in a SNF setting.
Information and resources found on this website are dedicated to helping SNFs and dialysis providers gain a better understanding of the benefits of On-Site HHD in a SNF environment.
Despite the health benefits that more frequent home hemodialysis may provide to those with chronic kidney disease, this form of therapy is not for everyone.
The reported benefits of home hemodialysis may not be experienced by all patients.
The NxStage System One is a prescription device and, like all medical devices, involves some risks. The risks associated with hemodialysis treatments in any environment include, but are not limited to, high blood pressure, fluid overload, low blood pressure, heart-related issues, and vascular access complications. The medical devices used in hemodialysis therapies may add additional risks including air entering the bloodstream, and blood loss due to clotting or accidental disconnection of the blood tubing set. When vascular access is exposed to more frequent use, infection of the site, and other access related complications may also be potential risks. Patients should consult with their doctor to understand the risks and responsibilities of home and/or more frequent hemodialysis using the NxStage System One.
Patients and providers are encouraged to contact their state regulators to discuss state-specific regulations that may impact dialysis in the Skilled Nursing Facility setting.