Dialysis

Northgate Health Care Facility is pleased to offer in-house dialysis services to short-term rehab patients and long-term residents.

Our program involves a 5-day gentle dialysis protocol with treatments lasting roughly 3 hours each day. This offers greater flexibility and more time for therapy, leisure activities, and rest. Our unique program differs from the traditional 3-day schedule that many dialysis-dependent individuals follow.

Most importantly, with the program in-house, you never have to leave the comfort of the facility for treatment. Once you’re ready for discharge, our team will assist in reestablishing you back at your previous dialysis center.

Benefits of In-House Dialysis

  • More frequent dialysis can lead to a less restrictive diet for patients
  • More frequent dialysis can lead to a reduction of certain blood pressure and heart medications
  • More frequent dialysis can lead to an increase in daily activities/functions for LTC patients
  • In-facility dialysis offers patients stability so that they can maximize their rehab therapy from 1-2 days per week to 5 days per week
  • No more dialysis “hangover”
  • More frequent vascular access results in more proper vascular access care, i.e. less clotting and infections
  • Our (Dialyze Direct) dialysis machines are individualized per patient until they discharge from the facility
  • No long transportation trips
  • Heated and reclining treatment chairs located in an intimate setting
  • Dialysis can also be administered in a patient’s bed if transfer to a chair is contraindicated
  • RN is always on-site

Services may vary by Facility.

Please check with our Admissions Coordinator at the Facility of your choice for more information.