Home therapy as a modality to treat patients with end stage kidney disease is associated with patient longevity, a high quality of life, short recovery times after treatment and greater convenience for people whose health and home environments can accommodate it. Yet on average, only 12% of dialysis patients choose to receive their dialysis at home, with a significant majority receiving their care within a dialysis center.
Both modalities present specific advantages for individual patients, depending on their particular circumstances and health profile. The untapped potential of home dialysis to fully reach populations that could most benefit from it lies in establishing a better understanding among nephrology physicians, students and referral organizations as to how it works and its demonstrated health outcomes.
Home Dialysis Academy of Excellence offers Nephrology Fellows comprehensive exposure to multiple aspects of home dialysis therapy, including home hemodialysis, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated peritoneal dialysis (APD), from the perspectives of foremost experts in the field of nephrology.