MEDIA, Pa., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliant Home Choice and Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody, a leading provider of rehabilitation and post-acute care services, have collaborated to offer on-site dialysis services to its Golden LivingCenter residents.
Currently, residents within skilled nursing centers who have End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) are transported to a local dialysis center thrice weekly for roughly five-to six-hours of treatment at a time. This can create a hardship for these residents as they may miss therapy sessions, meals and family visits. By working with RRC, the Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody patients and residents will have the choice to receive their dialysis treatment in the LivingCenter as a home dialysis patient using portable machines from NxStage.
RRC services provide all the equipment, supplies, medications and an experienced staff to provide the dialysis treatment. "At RRC, we focus on the unique needs of the residents who need dialysis," said Barbara Bednar, President and CEO, Reliant Renal Care. "By providing staff assisted home dialysis to residents with ESRD in their home-setting the residents will experience a higher quality of life by making dialysis a part of their life and not their life." Patients are dialyzed five times per week, but for two- hours per treatment.
Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody is a leading post-acute care provider for members of the Atlanta community with more than 60 nurses who provide direct patient care as part of the comprehensive team of physicians, dieticians, social workers, case managers and speech, occupational and physical therapists. Golden LivingCenter – Dunwoody specializes in outpatient and short-term therapy patients.
"With Reliant Renal Care for onsite dialysis, our patients are not missing rehab or other important health- and family- related activities that are important to their total health and well being," said Cameron Honeycutt, Executive Director, Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody. "Evidence-based research has shown that the hospitalization rate of patients drops by half with on-site dialysis services. We are thrilled to offer this service and look forward to increased quality outcomes for our residents."
About Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody
Golden LivingCenter – Dunwoody, a community provider since 1979, delivers quality healthcare for up to 215 patients and residents including those needing skilled nursing and rehabilitative care. For more information about Golden LivingCenter - Dunwoody, call 404-256-5131 or visit www.goldenlivingcenters.com.
About Reliant Renal Care:
Reliant Renal Care, Inc. is a national provider of dialysis services in six states including, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas. In addition to in-center hemodialysis and acute dialysis service, RRC has a strong focus on home dialysis services including peritoneal and home hemodialysis training.
To learn more about the services RRC offers, visit our web site at www.reliantrenalcare.com or contact Geoff Wade, Chief Development Officer at 610-892-4700 ext. 219 or 781-861-1322.
SOURCE Reliant Renal Care