Home dialysis means more freedom for your active lifestyle


Better health outcomes and a higher quality of life

Dialysis at home gives you the most significant control of your schedule while helping you feel your best. 


Home dialysis begins with in-depth training by a knowledgeable and kind dialysis nurse until you’re comfortable doing treatments at home.

Supplies arrive at your home so you can perform your treatment on a schedule designed by you and your healthcare team. When you have a question, a dialysis nurse is ready to help you 24/7 by phone.


About once a month, you meet with your home dialysis care team – including your dialysis nurse, social worker, and dietitian – to make sure you’re  as healthy as you can be. 

Learn more about home dialysis and find out why more than 95% of doctors and nurses would choose dialysis at home.

Three great reasons to try dialysis at home

For most people, home dialysis means better health and a higher quality of life compared to dialysis at a center. Here are a few reasons why dialysis at home is worth considering.

More energy

People on home dialysis build up  fewer toxins in their blood and recover more quickly after each treatment. This means more energy for work, travel, or spending time with family and friends.

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Treatments on your schedule

Make dialysis fit your lifestyle.  With your treatment team  you determine when and where to have your treatment – during the day, at night, at home, in an RV, even on a cruise. You’ll love the flexibility of dialysis at home.

Fewer food limitations and medications

Home dialysis gives you a bit more freedom to enjoy the foods you crave. In addition, many people take fewer medications because of the excellent job home dialysis does removing harmful toxins and extra fluid.

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Peritoneal dialysis (PD)

Blood is cleaned through the lining in the abdomen.

  • PD treatments use the lining in your abdomen (peritoneum) and a special solution (dialysate) to remove waste and extra fluid from your blood.
  • Treatments at home may be performed during the day or at night—or both—using either a machine or doing it by yourself.

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Home Hemodialysis (HHD)

Blood is cleaned usingan artificial kidney machine and filter.

  • A little at a time, blood flows out of the body into the dialysis machine. Waste and extra fluid are removed from the blood. The cleaned blood is returned to the body.
  • Treatments are done either in the home or in a dialysis center or sometimes, when necessary, in a hospital setting.
  • The machines at home are specially designed to be easy for anybody to use. 

Home dialysis for those who test positive for COVID-19

People with COVID-19, and who don’t need hospitalization, receive the same individualized, compassionate care with added precautions to prevent infection from spreading. No matter what, Satellite is here to make sure you get the dialysis you need to be as healthy as possible.

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More than 90% of people on home dialysis are happy with their choice.

Are you asking yourself, ‘can I really learn how to do dialysis at home?’

The answer is ‘absolutely!’

Your nurse is an expert at helping you learn how to confidently do dialysis.  Plus, 24/7 help from a dialysis nurse is just a phone call away.

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In the words of our patients

I’m working on my bucket list, which is all the places I want to go. I can do that now. Even beyond that, I think I’m still here, and alive, and functioning as well as I do, because I’m doing home hemo. Annette
There are some real advantages to it, especially the flexibility, and the way you can customize it to your needs. Dick
I am so glad I learned how to do dialysis at home. I have energy and feel hopeful about the future. Best of all, I can have treatment anywhere. Our next big trip is a cruise. I can't wait. Eric
Dialysis has reversed the whole thing. Now I do 100 pushups in the morning and I do 100 pushups in the evening. I do 50 laps, and then I’ll go ride the bike. I’m not trying to impress you, I’m trying to express what dialysis can do. Ken
I wouldn’t have the confidence to do home hemo if it wasn’t for Satellite educating me on a constant basis. Robert
The fact that I work, having the energy to work all day, and have our gatherings with friends or family, I’m able to be a better provider for my family now and to keep up with them. Elias
I can live the life I want to. I can travel, I’ve been to Europe with my dialysis machine. Nothing stopped us. Patrick
I feel like it’s a whole village taking care of me. Wilson

Additional Resources

"More than 95% of doctors and nurses would choose dialysis at home."

"Generally, people who do dialysis at home live longer, better lives."

"Dialysis at home may seem overwhelming at first, but most people are successful and very satisfied with their choice."