patient having dialysis

Common Conditions or Diagnosis for Renal Program

  • Recent hospitalization
  • Anemia due to chronic kidney disease
  • Sudden weakness/ Debility
  • Recent Falls or frequent falls
  • Unable to perform ADL’s
  • Frequent swelling
  • Recent open ulcers/wound Pain
  • SOB with minimum exertion

Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease or on dialysis are prone to anemia, infection and frequent hospitalization if not managed well. Our program overall goal is to keep the patient functionally independent and transplant ready.

Our holistic approach to disease process includes a Clinical Partnership with the in-center facility or the Renal Physician. This can be achieved through our interdisciplinary team of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathologist, Medical Social Work, our Consulting Renal Dietician, and our Consulting Renal Social Worker.

Skilled Nursing

  • Medication Review and Teaching
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Vital Sign and Weight Monitoring

Physical Therapy

  • Strength and ROM
  • Conditioning Exercises
  • Home Safety Education
  • Monitored Cardio Exercise Regimen

Occupational Therapy

  • ADL’s/IADL’s Retraining
  • Equipment Assessment and Training

Speech Therapy
Nutrition and Hydration Education and Assessment

Home Health Aide

  • Grooming and Bathing Assistance
  • Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

The goals of treatment are:

  • Improve or maintain hemoglobin count
  • Improve or maintain diet compliance
  • Decrease incidence of fluid overload
  • Improve or maintain independence with ADL’s and IADL’s
  • Improve overall muscular strength and physical endurance
  • Improve overall mental outlook with the disease
  • Assess DME needs at home
  • Address any current symptoms (pain, weakness..)
  • Keep patient integrated with community activities