Liberty Home Dialysis will provide a nurse who will deliver treatment in the privacy and comfort of home, at a time that works for the patient. We recognize that it’s not convenient for everyone to come to a dialysis facility three times per week, so we do our best to remove all barriers to receiving dialysis by bringing the treatment directly to the patient.
Not only does an assigned nurse come to the patient’s home three times per week, but we also provide a complete care team, which includes a nephrologist, dietitian, and social worker. The care team will visit the home each month, or more frequently if necessary, to talk with the patient about dialysis treatments and health concerns.
Our entire team visits the patient to ensure that they receive the best care possible.
Liberty Home Dialysis works with the Dallas Vascular Center, a state of the art, Joint Commission Gold Seal-Approved facility.
Vascular access creates a way for blood to be removed from the body, circulate through the dialysis machine, and then return to the body at a rate that is higher than can be achieved through a normal vein. There are three major types of access. A kidney doctor will recommend which option is best.
Hemodialysis is a treatment for kidney failure that uses a machine to filter blood outside the body. At the start of a hemodialysis treatment, a dialysis nurse places two needles into the arm. A pump on the hemodialysis machine draws the blood through one of the needles into a tube, a few ounces at a time.
The blood travels through the tube to the filter, called a dialyzer. Inside the dialyzer, blood flows through thin fibers that filter out wastes, extra salt, and extra fluid. After the dialyzer filters the blood, a different tube carries the blood back to the body through the second needle.