Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative

Learn about the new initiative older adults with irreversible kidney disease are turning to. About 88% of the 726,000 people with end-stage kidney disease receive treatment in dialysis centers, but only 12% are currently getting home dialysis. Things are shifting in a new direction, by 2025 administration officials say 80% of patients newly diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease should be receiving home dialysis or a kidney transplants.

Why this is important

Half of the 125,000 people who learn they have kidney failure each year are 65 or older and home dialysis is the future. Potential benefits of home dialysis include:

  • Convenience: No more traveling to a dialysis center.
  • Shorter Recovery: Times after treatment are shorter.
  • Personalized therapy: Therapy can be delivered more often and more readily individualized.
  • Less strain: Putting less strain on a person’s body.
  • Better experience: Patients' quality of life tends to be much better.

Performing more home dialysis may seem like a no brainer, however there are still individuals who are unable to perform home dialysis. You should consult with your Nephrologist to determine if this modality is right for you.

At Midwest Nephrology we realize this can be a confusing and difficult decision to make on your own, we’re here to help. We have been serving the greater Southeastern Wisconsin area since 1989. We have a distinct commitment to serve the community and its people with the most up to date facilities, convenient locations, and with the finest physicians. We provide care and guidance for patients with kidney disease including but are not limited to Chronic Kidney Disease. So contact us today, our team of specialized kidney doctors are ready to help you live a healthy and comfortable life from any of our clinics across Milwaukee, Waukesha and all of Southeast Wisconsin.


Have any questions or concerns? Our dedicated team of physicians and certified staff are here to help answer all your questions and can help set up an appointment for you or a loved one. Contact Midwest Nephrology Associates for more information on Kidney Cancer and for help finding a treatment that works best for you.

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