Your health and well-being are our top priority…

facebook.png twitter.png linkedin.png pinterest.png youtube.png Instagram.png

For his grandchildren, Anton chose home dialysis

Category List

Tag List

work anniversary (1)
Toledo Bend Reservoir (1)
JCAHO accreditation (1)
retirement (1)
Renal Center of Orange (1)
flu vaccine (3)
Carrollton (1)
Protein (2)
Naveena Redd (2)
RASKAL award (3)
Council of Nephrology Social Workers (1)
Plano (1)
peritoneal dialysis (3)
acute dialysis (1)
Year in Review (5)
Renal Center of North Denton (1)
Port Arthur (1)
open house (2)
CMS rating system (3)
Stroke (2)
new dialysis facility (1)
wrestling (1)
Dum Dums (1)
MPP Infusion (10)
home hemodialysis (1)
dialysis patient exercise (1)
Multiple Sclerosis Society (1)
State Legislature (1)
RV Difference (8)
Internship (3)
Authentidate (2)
construction (2)
Saint Barnabas Medical Center (1)
Employee Appreciation (1)
Denton police department (1)
Patient Satisfaction Survey (1)
rheumatology (1)
40th anniversary (1)
Renal Center of Passaic (1)
Southeast flooding (1)
Redesign American Flag (1)
National MS Society (1)
Flower Mound (2)
The Hills (1)
10th anniversary (3)
Nephrology News (4)
RVMLife (1)
NKF walk (2)
Pioneer award (1)
halitosis (1)
Renal Center of Carrollton (1)
miss dialysis (2)
Kidney cookbook (1)
ANNA conference (1)
Citizenship Day (3)
Pinnacle award (1)
RV KidneyCARE (2)
BioMed (1)
Tuition reimbursement (3)
Rugged Maniac (1)
Fitibt (1)
dogs (1)
Tracy Moore (1)
Best Place to Work (3)
DaVita (2)
Winter Storm Jonas (1)
Bone and Joint Expo (1)
Diane McGinnis (1)
Avalon at Edgewater (1)
Infusion Center of Denver (4)
exercise (1)
cupcake (1)
Dr. Parker (1)
Renal Center of Trenton (1)
Renal Center of Beaumont (1)
Officer Orlando HInajosa (1)
Mother's Day (1)
Dr. Stuart Kassan (1)
Five Star rating (1)
Kidney Life Dialysis Center (1)
NKF (2)
remote patient monitoring (2)
National Nutrition Month (1)
Renal Center of Bayonne (1)
Renal Center of Morristown (1)
Frosty the Snowman (1)
Human Resources (1)
QIRN3 (1)
Southlake, TX (1)
Spirit Award (1)
travel (1)
American Nephrology Nurses' Association (1)
American Society of Nephrology (1)
plasmapheresis (1)
American Diabetes Association (1)
RV Quality Program (3)
Social Worker (1)
Javier Rodriguez (1)
Arthritis Foundation (2)
Pinterest (1)
Heart Disease (2)
Z Constructors (1)
Kindergarten (1)
bubble soccer (1)
National Kidney Month (2)
Renal Center of Hamilton (3)
dialysis center (1)
Informative Infuser (1)
the Action Center (1)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (1)
Walk to Cure Arthritis (1)
World Health Day (1)
Renal Center of Port Arthur (1)
Blizzard 2016 (1)
Dallas (1)
Choose My Plate (1)
RV Wellness (4)
Accel Rehab hospital (1)
DaVita Healthcare partners (1)
RVCare (4)
pot de creme (1)
Interview (1)
Children's Hospital (1)
flu shot (4)
Kidney walk (1)
West Virginia (1)
Michelle Weinraub (1)
American College of Rheumatology (1)
gum disease (1)
Savor the Flavor of Eating Right (1)
kidney disease exercise (1)
Glass of water (1)
patient newsletter (3)
CRNI (1)
permanent access (1)
RVM Kidney Care (1)
acute nurse (1)
Renal Center of Plano (2)
Lobby Day (1)
Infusion nurse (2)
National Kidney Foundation (5)
Excellence award (1)
cookbook (2)
Texas Renal Ventures (2)
Nederland (1)
Fitbit (1)
oral hygiene (1)
Go Red for Women (5)
dietitian (1)
Bonfils blood donation (2)
New Jersey (6)
apheresis (1)
Naveena Reddy (1)
Southlake Infusion (1)
dialysis (2)
World Kidney Day (7)
graduates (1)
World Kidney Month (4)
Fire Prevention Week (1)
home dialysis (1)
Orange, TX (1)
Dr. Aronoff (3)
NRAA (2)
Costa Vida (1)
Do's and Don'ts when interviewing (1)
Renal Center of Somerville (3)
back to school (1)
traveling on dialysis (1)
dialysis treatment (2)
Take Your Dog to Work Day (1)
meningioma (1)
Renal Center of Succasunna (1)
American Heart Association (6)
Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (1)
New Jerse (1)
smoke alarm (1)
Elanderia Rowe (1)
nephron (1)
Infusion (6)
North Texas Acute (1)
New York Yankees (1)
video (1)
telehealth services (1)
Paulding Phelps Award (1)
CMS (2)
#GoRed (2)
Dr. George Aronoff (4)
Mary Bowles (1)
acquisition (1)
RV TLC (1)
Digna Gutierrez (1)
Renal Adventures (2)
New Orleans (1)
Intern (3)
Spring Clinical Meeting (1)
dental care (1)
ANNA (1)
recipe (2)
Kidney Week (1)
North Denton (1)
Orange (1)
Annual Dialysis Conference (1)
Home Kidney Care (2)
Positively Protein (3)
immunization (2)

Tag Cloud

Renal Center of MorristownplasmapheresisNew York YankeesInternshiporal hygieneRenal Center of HamiltonhalitosisCMSNRAAgum diseaseMultiple Sclerosis SocietyFire Prevention WeekcupcakeSocial Workerflu vaccinenew dialysis facilityRV WellnessAmerican Diabetes AssociationSpirit AwardInformative InfuserKindergartenNew JerseNational Nutrition MonthCosta VidaRenal Center of OrangeSaint Barnabas Medical CenterInfusion Center of DenverSavor the Flavor of Eating Rightkidney disease exerciserheumatologySouthlake InfusionTexas Renal VenturesPinnacle awardacute dialysisCarrolltonZ ConstructorsQIRN3graduatesOrangeANNALobby DayInfusion nurseback to schoolOrange, TXflu shotDigna GutierrezMichelle WeinraubCMS rating systemBonfils blood donationhome dialysisKidney cookbookDenton police departmentNorth Texas AcuteNational Kidney FoundationDr. Stuart KassanCenters for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesTake Your Dog to Work DayYear in Reviewsmoke alarmcookbookRVMLifeRV TLCHuman ResourcesRenal Center of PassaicTuition reimbursementdialysisCRNIKidney Life Dialysis CenterCitizenship DayRenal Center of Succasunnawrestlingthe Action CenterArthritis Foundationpatient newsletterbubble soccerHeart DiseaseAmerican Heart AssociationRV DifferenceNorth DentonDr. AronoffRenal Center of CarrolltonNational MS SocietyRenal Center of North DentonDaVita Healthcare partners10th anniversarymeningiomaconstructionMary BowlesWinter Storm JonasSouthlake, TXtravelKidney Weektraveling on dialysisRASKAL awarddialysis patient exerciseFlower MoundGlass of waterDaVitaDum DumsNaveena ReddSpring Clinical Meeting#GoRedFive Star ratingSoutheast floodingRV Quality Programperitoneal dialysisAccel Rehab hospitalPaulding Phelps Awardrecipeopen houseJavier RodriguezPinterestWorld Kidney MonthimmunizationBioMedPatient Satisfaction SurveynephronFrosty the SnowmanInternRenal AdventuresRenal Center of PlanoDOPPSWest VirginiaElanderia Rowe40th anniversaryProteinAuthentidateAvalon at EdgewaterInterviewhome hemodialysisTracy MooreGo Red for Womendialysis centerNederlandMPP InfusionNaveena ReddyDr. Parkerdialysis treatmentWorld Kidney DayRenal Center of Port ArthurHome Kidney CareNKF walkNew JerseydietitianRenal Center of TrentonEmployee AppreciationRVCareToledo Bend ReservoirCertified Registered Nurse InfusionRenal Center of BayonneANNA conferenceacute nurseThe HillsPositively ProteinOfficer Orlando HInajosaState LegislatureWalk to Cure ArthritisChildren's Hospitalremote patient monitoringBone and Joint ExpoexerciseRenal Center of SomervilleNephrology NewsCouncil of Nephrology Social WorkersRedesign American Flagwork anniversaryRV KidneyCAREBest Place to WorkPioneer awardMother's DaydogsRVM Kidney CarePlanomiss dialysisNew OrleansFitbitRV CAREAmerican Nephrology Nurses' AssociationRenal Center of BeaumontAmerican Society of NephrologyDr. George AronoffWorld Health DayInfusionExcellence awardDallasapheresisJCAHO accreditationStrokeNational Kidney MonthNKFChoose My Platepot de cremedental careRugged Maniacacquisitionpermanent accessretirementFitibtDiane McGinnisDo's and Don'ts when interviewingAmerican College of RheumatologyvideoPort ArthurBlizzard 2016telehealth servicesKidney walkAnnual Dialysis Conference


For his grandchildren, Anton chose home dialysis

Oct 26, 2015

As part of RVM's partnership with Home Dialysis Central, we  present a home peritoneal dialysis success story.  Meet Anton from New Jersey and his path to home dialysis with RVM's help...

Home-dialysis-story---Anton_story2.jpgAnton had a decision to make.  His kidneys were failing and he didn't want to make the massive lifestyle changes necessary to begin dialysis.  But thinking of his five grandchildren motivated him to make a decision and put Anton on the path to home dialysis. 

Initially, Anton had an access put into his arm for hemodialysis, but was not happy about that decision.  He wanted to learn more about another dialysis modality: peritoneal dialysis (PD).

"When I first learned that I was going to need dialysis, I was against it all together.  But thinking of my grandchildren changed my mind and I started doing research into peritoneal dialysis," said Anton.

Renal Ventures Management (RVM) has approximately 350 patients on peritoneal dialysis across 43 renal centers in Texas, New Jersey, Iowa, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  One of them, Anton, discussed dialysis options with his rheumatologist, who suggested he look into peritoneal dialysis, which led Anton on the path to home therapy. 

Anton attended RVM’s Kidney Care classes for pre-dialysis education and chose the modality that matched his lifestyle. "It's not easy starting dialysis because you are going into the unknown," states Anton. With Anton's healthcare team's help, he began to feel comfortable.

PD has allowed him to travel, spend time with his grandchildren, and have flexibility in his life. Deciding when to use a cycler or manual exchange gives him the freedom to be on his grandkids' schedule and attend their sporting events. Anton works closely with the RVM PD nurse and calls the help line when needed and any issues that arise are quickly resolved. "I appreciate the flexibility home therapy dialysis provides compared to being in the clinic three days a week.  I feel like I can have a normal life," said Anton.

He admits that there are times when he gets discouraged. Most recently, there were issues getting an appropriate drain volume. However, he was able to troubleshoot, solve the issue, and move on.  “Sometimes it can get you down a little. But to keep life going at the same pace you had before, you figure out what you can do.  I accept when I can’t do something and get help,” said Anton.

The support from his physician, family, and RVM PD staff all have contributed to a successful home dialysis experience, but a positive attitude is at the center of Anton’s success.

Category: Blogs