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What is required to do hemodialysis at home?

In order to do hemodialysis at home, your home must have enough space for the equipment and enough water drainage and electric power to operate the dialysis machine and water purification unit. Medicare may help cover the cost of minor changes to your home for home hemodialysis.

You will also need a dialysis care partner. Usually this is a family member or friend, but may also be someone you hire to assist you. You and your partner will be trained in how to do hemodialysis at home.

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