Eastbrook Healthcare Center is proud to partner with Dialyze Direct to provide our residents with staff assisted hemodialysis treatment options. For more information about our services, please call us at 216-282-9082.
What Dialyze Direct does
Dialyze Direct provides staff assisted home hemodialysis treatments in skilled nursing/rehabilitation facilities. Using the most advanced NxStage equipment, the treatments are tailored to help patients get the most out of their time at the facility.
Research shows that patients being dialyzed in both shorter more frequent sessions have significantly improved outcomes in:
- Increasing fluid removal
- Reducing recovery times
- Managing anemia better
- Reducing blood pressure and medications
- Reducing stress on the heart
These improvements have enhanced the quality of life and can help patients maximize their time at the facility.
What you don’t get with other Dialysis Providers
Under the care of Dialyze Direct, patients will be able to dialyze in the comfort of our facility where Dialyze Direct can perform shorter, more frequent treatments, helping patients avoid the burden of tiresome traveling to an outpatient center.
Dialyze Direct’s interdisciplinary team provides for every aspect of patient treatment and coordinates with our staff here at Eastbrook Healthcare Center to help improve your health through dietary recommendations and making the most of each patients rehabilitation stay.
How we help the patient
These results are only achievable through the shorter, gentler, and more tailored treatment model of home hemodialysis.
Treatments typically last two and a half hours, five times a week (pursuant to a physician’s order), and recovery times can take just 30 minutes as compared with traditional dialysis, which can have up to a nine-hour recovery time. This will allow patients to reclaim up to 20 hours a week of additional time for rehabilitation and activities at Eastbrook Healthcare Center.
Dialyze Direct is invested in one thing, improving the quality of life. Everything about how Dialyze Direct does dialysis is informed by this priority and is their only measure of success. Their unique model of hemodialysis produces the best results for patients.
Patients didn’t choose to go on dialysis, but they can choose how they get it, and that can make all the difference.
- Eliminate time, stress and energy spent traveling to outpatient facilities for dialysis.
- No more bagged lunches at the outpatient facilities.
- Experience the difference of better control of hypertension and anemia, less fatigue, fewer medications, fewer dietary restrictions, and fewer re-hospitalizations.
- Treatment performed by experienced, highly trained professionals using separate, state-of-the-art machines for each patient.
Nursing Home Dialysis Demand Drives Post-PDPM Push to Specialty Services
By Lyndee Yamshon
Published on November 25, 2019
Featring an interview from our very own CEO!
Dialyze Direct provides the in-house dialysis machines and staff for Eastbrook Health, a 99-bed facility with 10 to 20 beds dedicated to skilled services.
“We have seen a significant decrease in rehospitalizations for our dialysis residents due to the fact that they are dialyzed in-house. Now residents can function 30 minutes after dialysis, they can go back, and they can do rehab and continue functioning throughout the day as opposed to coming back from a five-hour session and then being pretty much done for the day, as they just would go to bed because they’re worn out,” Friedman said.
Friedman also noted an upgrade in the facility’s ventilator systems, which enables Eastbrook to treat ventilated residents with data in real time, helping to decrease rehospitalizations post-PDPM.
“The facility that we took over was originally a lower-acuity building,” Friedman said. “Being set up for higher-acuity individuals helped position us for PDPM. We also opened the vent unit and with Dialyze Direct, we can now offer bedside dialysis as well,” Friedman said.