Home Dialysis Central
Offers resources and support for patients
and professionals interested in peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis.
Find a clinic that offers home dialysis, write to your legislature,
read patient stories, post to moderated message boards, see home
dialysis machines, and more. www.homedialysis.org
Life Option's Kidney School
Do you want to live a long and full life on dialysis?
Learn how at Life Option's Kidney School. www.kidneyschool.org
You choose what you want to learn, and it's free 24 hours a day.
Kidney School will help you learn how to take charge of your health.
For free, research-based materials to help you live long and live
well with kidney disease, visit the Life Options web site at
A Guide to Work, Insurance, and Finance for People
New Life, New Hope: A Book for Families and Friends
of Renal Patients, and more)
Medicare Publications - "Click" on Find a Medicare Publication
(look for Medicare Coverage of Kidney Dialysis and Kidney Transplant
Service booklet, Dialysis-Keeps People with Kidney Failure
Alive-Are you getting adequate hemodialysis? and more)
Medicare Rights Center -
General Medicare information and educational material,
changes in the Medicare program, information on proposed Medicare
Mid-Atlantic Renal Coalition (MARC) is
pleased to offer "Caring Through the End: Palliative Care Along
the Continuum of CKD" on the web.
for more information.
National Kidney Foundation (look for
Family Focus Newspaper and other educational materials)
National Kidney Foundation of Southern California
(look for educational materials) www.kidneysocal.org
Dialysis Facility Compare (DFC) - "Click" on Compare Dialysis Facilities in your area. This site provides dialysis facility characteristics, demographic
information and quality measures data about dialysis facilities
that have been approved by Medicare.
Helps older adults and their caregivers find local
services for seniors, including the information and referral I&R
services of their state and area agencies on aging. www.eldercare.gov
Social Security Administration
Information on eligibility, benefits, publications
and more. www.ssa.gov
The Nephron Information Center -
An educational resource that provides links to nephrology
and dialysis resources.
The Renal Support Network
A non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives
of people living with kidney disease. Tell patients about the HOPEline,
a toll-free phone line for peer support: (800) 579-1970.