Can I choose where to die if I stop dialysis?

If you choose to stop dialysis, your wishes about where you want to die will be honored as much as possible. Many people choose to die at home, where they feel more comfortable in familiar surroundings. If you choose this option, your social worker can assist you and your family in making any special arrangements for your care at home. A nursing home may be another option for some people. A hospital admission is not always available, depending on your insurance coverage and your overall medical condition. Your healthcare team can help you decide if hospitalization is an option for you if you wish. 

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