Learn more about how you can do your dialysis from the comforts of your home.

Home Hemodialysis

How Does it Work?

Read More about how Home Hemodialysis works.


What is Home Hemodialysis?

Hemodialysis is when an artificial kidney is used to remove waste and extra chemicals and fluid from your blood. Home Hemodialysis is when you are able to do this treatment within the comfort of your own home.


How Does Home Hemodialysis Work?

During home hemodialysis, blood flows from the patient’s vascular access through a dialysis machine. The dialysis machine cleanses the blood of extra waste and fluids and sends the clean blood back into the body.


Training for Home Hemodialysis

If you and your care team agree that this is the treatment option that best fits you and your lifestyle, then you and your care partner (usually a spouse, family member, or friend) are trained to do hemodialysis in your home. Training can usually be completed within 4 weeks.

What You Should Consider

Home Hemodialysis is 5-6 days a week. The average run time per treatment is 3.5 hours.

Home Hemodialysis is slower and gentler than in-center hemodialysis.

Home Hemodialysis is slower and gentler than in-center hemodialysis.

You will still make a monthly visit to your Greenfield Dialysis unit to meet with our team members, with the possibility of drawing your own samples.

No swimming in non-chlorinated water (e.g. lakes) but oceans are ok

Possibility of Side Effects from Home Hemodialysis

Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Muscle cramps

You Can Travel With It!

Travel is easy to arrange! The machine goes into a travel roller while your supplies are sent to your destination. If traveling by car, you can bring your machine and supplies with you. If traveling by airplane, the machine and supplies do not count as baggage weight

Make the Process Gentle and Easy for You!

With the ability to be able to draw your own samples and bring them to the Greenfield labs, we make it easy for you to undergo hemodialysis. Looking for an even more gentler process where you're in charge of your dialysis? Learn more about how you can get started.

You're Never Alone

You are in no way left alone. We're always here for you whenever you need, and for whatever questions you may have. Team members are available in person during business hours or on-call after hours to support any of your inquiries.

Why Home Hemodialysis is Right For You?

You'll have more energy!

Overall a gentler process

Our patients report feeling better using home hemodialysis than they did using in-center hemodialysis (3x/week)

You have your own smaller machine that you keep at your home.

Fewer medications are generally needed with this type of treatment

You can draw your own labs at home to bring to these visits.

Diet and fluids are more generous and not as limited because you are dialyzing daily and removing the waste and excess fluid daily

Improved ability to sleep at night

Less headache and nausea

You have increased independence.

You have less fluid building up, which puts less stress on your heart, so your cardiac status usually improves.

Improved quality of life, including improved sexual function

With home hemodialysis, you usually experience improvement in blood pressure control because the dialysis is done daily and you are taking off less fluid each time.