A diagnosis of kidney disease means that a person has damage in their kidneys and cannot filter blood the way they should. Consequently, this damage can cause waste to build up in the body. Also, kidney failure can cause other health problems, such as heart disease. If your loved one has kidney disease, it increases their risk for other complications. Risk factors for kidney disease include diabetes, high blood pressure, and family history of kidney failure.
Recent data shows that over 20 million people have a diagnosis of kidney disease in the United States. Over the past few years, kidney disease has been on the rise. Health care professionals can influence the health of those at risk. People who suffer from kidney insufficiency require specialized care. Kidney stones, urinary tract infections, or even renal failure are all conditions that can become chronic.
Residents who need extended care after an acute renal episode require a customized care plan. Renal Disease Services at Arbors at Delaware is connected with a comprehensive network of local dialysis providers. If it is determined that a resident needs a dialysis routine, (while we do not provide this service on-site) we can help plan and provide transportation to our patients to a local off-site facility.
Of course, incorporating dialysis into daily life can make regular activities easier to endure. Residents can arrive at their dialysis unit, have a session, and return to normal activities.
Residents with kidney disease may first have a critical renal failure episode that requires hospital care. They may be stable enough to leave the hospital but not well enough to go home. As a result, they come to Arbors at Delaware to recover. Here, they build physical strength while continuing to receive quality medical care, and learn how to manage their disease.
Renal disease sufferers tend to find themselves in the hospital regularly as the disease progresses. Once stable, a new resident can transfer straight from the hospital to Arbors at Delaware for post-acute recovery care. While they regain their strength through therapy, we teach our residents how to manage their disease better.
Residents and their families also learn how to arrange their own care. Doctors and other members of our nursing staff develop a customized course of treatment. The new plan may include dietary changes, medications, and physical therapy, so it’s essential that families are involved. As always, we are available to support you and your loved ones. We would be happy to assist you and answer your questions about this complicated condition. Contact us at any time. We want to help you ensure your loved one gets the best care possible, with an enhanced quality of life.
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