Our Mission

To provide leadership and assistance to renal dialysis and transplant facilities in a manner
that supports continuous improvement in patient care, outcomes, safety and satisfaction.

End of Life Care...........................EOL Professional Tools
(Excerpt from Network 5 Kidney End-of-Life Coalition Website)

“There are over 320,000 people receiving dialysis therapy in the United States and over 45% are over the age of 60. Despite many dialysis patients having significant co-morbid conditions that affect their care, they have a high quality of life and can be expected to enjoy extra years of life afforded by dialysis. However, this is not true for all patients. About 20% of patients withdraw from dialysis prior to death, and many die from heart disease, infections, and other causes while continuing dialysis. For these patients, end-of-life care is an important part of their treatment plan.”

Southern California Renal Disease Council, Inc.
EOL box Services for Patients Flyer (English / Spanish)
EOL box ESRD Additional Resource List
EOL box End-of-Life Attitudes in California Facts (English / Spanish)
EOL box End-of-Life Care for Renal Patients Questions & Answers
.. (English / Spanish)
EOL box Advanced Directives & End-of-Life Care Online Resources
.. (English / Spanish)
EOL box Plan Ahead: Advance Care Planning (English / Spanish)
EOL box Advanced Health Care Directive Act - Also known as the
.. Health Care Decisions Law Fact Sheet (English / Spanish)

Renal Physicians Association
EOL box Share Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of
.. and Withdrawal from Dialysis - Clinical Practice Guideline

National Kidney Foundation
EOL box When Stopping Dialysis Treatment is Your Choice -
...A Guide for Patients and their Families

Center to Advance Palliative Care
EOL box What Should You Know About Palliative Care? Document

Renal Support Network
EOL box Hopeline Postcard

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
EOL box Advance Health Care Directive Fact Sheet for Consumers
EOL box POLST: Frequently Asked Questions for Consumers
EOL box Facing Serious Illness: Making Your Wishes Known
.. (English / Spanish)

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
EOL box Medicare Hospice Benefits