Home dialysis is an alternative to dialysis in hospital. The advantage is that you have control over your treatment and where and when it takes place. You are also independent of the treatment schedule in the dialysis clinic as you can set your own. Most dialysis centres offer home dialysis training for patients, their relatives, and healthcare professionals. There are various devices available with different features and benefits.
During home hemodialysis, blood flows from the patient’s vascular access through the home dialysis machine. As with in-centre dialysis, you will be connected to the machine through your dialysis port, which filters your blood through a dialysis machine to remove toxins, waste products and excess fluid, then returns clean blood to you.