If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and needs dialysis to support kidney function, you may feel overwhelmed. Rest assured that our expert healthcare team will handle every aspect of your care.

Here, we’ll cover the advantages of receiving in-center hemodialysis at one of our high-quality clinics. We’ll also cover the differences between home dialysis and in-center dialysis.

Young man receiving treatment in dialysis center

Your Partners in Kidney Care

In-center dialysis is an excellent option for many people who have ESRD.

Our dialysis centers offer the following benefits:

  • A team of healthcare professionals
  • Leading-edge dialysis technologies
  • State-of-the-art dialysis equipment
  • Cushioned and supportive dialysis chairs
  • Satellite or cable TV at each dialysis station
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Convenient and accessible parking

Your dialysis care team includes a Registered Nurse, a master’s-level Social Worker, and a Registered Dietitian to provide comprehensive care tailored to your unique medical needs.

Finally, another surprising benefit is being around and socializing with other dialysis patients. It’s nice to see familiar faces going through similar challenges and building a support group outside of family and friends.

Home Dialysis vs. In-Center Dialysis

Home dialysis vs. in-center dialysis: which one is right for you?

While home dialysis offers more flexibility in your daily schedule, it requires additional support at home to help with treatments (e.g., a friend or family member.) Home dialysis is generally not a good option for those experiencing poor eyesight, fine-motor skill impairment, depression, or cognitive decline.

In-center dialysis offers a personalized patient experience from start to finish. Each treatment is administered and monitored by a trained renal professional and offers one-on-one visits with your nephrologist, nurse, social worker, and registered dietitian to help with your unique healthcare needs.

Additional benefits of in-center dialysis include:

  • Clean and sterile dialysis units to ensure your safety.
  • Modern, welcoming clinics with comfortable dialysis chairs.
  • Structured treatment schedule to reduce self-care tasks.
  • No complex medical equipment in your home.

What to Expect from a Visit to a Dialysis Center

At Innovative Renal Care, you’re not just a patient. You’re a valued member of our community. We understand that visiting a dialysis center can be overwhelming, especially at first.

That is why, in addition to providing high-quality kidney care, we work hard to ensure every visit is as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

Your Very First Visit
When you get referred for dialysis, your first appointment with us will be a consultation. That’s because we want to know you, your lifestyle habits, medical history, and unique health goals.

This information helps us create a personalized treatment plan to ensure optimal health outcomes for you.

Scheduled Treatments
Once you’re ready to begin your treatment plan, a welcoming front staff member will greet you and get you checked in. When your treatment chair is prepared, a clinical staff member will escort you and get you prepped for dialysis.

Before each treatment, we will check your weight, blood pressure, and temperature. This information helps inform your unique dialysis needs. Next, we will ask you to wash your hands and access site (if applicable) to avoid contamination and infection.

You’ll get to know our technicians, nurses, and nephrologists throughout your treatment time with us, and soon, we’ll feel like an extended part of your family.

Please don’t be afraid to ask your dialysis team any questions. We value our patient relationships and support patient education. We believe knowledge empowers you to make informed healthcare decisions about your kidney health and ongoing dialysis needs.

What Makes Us Different: Our Commitment to Care

At Innovative Renal Care, we understand that everyone has unique needs, and their healthcare journey should reflect these needs.

Our patient-centered approach is at the heart of everything we do.

From personalized treatment plans and ongoing communication to conveniently located dialysis clinics and compassionate patient care, we prioritize your health.

But our commitment to you goes far beyond medical care. Our medical professionals encourage you to participate in support groups that promote your physical wellness and emotional and social well-being. Our clinics are designed to promote connection with fellow patients because we understand that a community of shared experiences, encouragement, and support builds stronger, more resilient people.

When you choose Innovative Renal Care for your in-center dialysis, you choose a partner dedicated to your physical, emotional, and social health.

Informed patients are healthier and can more easily adjust to the restrictions associated with having a chronic disease.

Learn More About Treatment Options:

Home Hemodialysis

Very similar to in-center dialysis, but the patient, along with a care partner, are trained to perform the dialysis treatment at home.

Peritoneal dialysis (PD)

A needle-free approach that uses a patient’s abdomen as a filter and gives patients the freedom to perform the procedure at home or in other suitable locations. Our staff provide specialized training so you can perform PD.

Nocturnal dialysis

Nocturnal dialysis gives patients the option to have dialysis treatments at night. These treatments are done at the dialysis clinic, and many patients will sleep there overnight while being dialyzed.

“You’ll never find the quality of care that you get at an ARA facility anywhere else. The staff always have your best interest at heart and will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and help however they can. The truth is, I consider them my extended family!” 

Mr. Randal Beatty, University Kidney Center Hikes Lane, Louisville, KY