To support elders with kidney disease, Jewish Home opened a state-of-the-art facility designed to enhance the quality of life of seniors who need dialysis.
The Hemodialysis Special Therapy Center is a modern, comfortable facility with 15 stations for on-site dialysis. Stations are outfitted with ports for laptops, individual TV monitors, and accommodations for visiting family members or friends. The Center also provides stretcher hemodialysis, as well as a dedicated room for isolation dialysis for special clinical cases.
This cutting-edge facility is staffed by two attending Nephrologists and a Nurse Practitioner, as well as Certified Hemodialysis Patient Care Technicians. Patients will find experienced Renal Nurses on duty 12 hours a day, six days a week, in additional to a Nurse Manager and a Renal Social Worker. The staff Dietitian works with patients and families to monitor nutritional needs.
Dialysis Services are available to individuals in the neighboring communities with renal disease as well as to residents of the 816-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center and tenants from Kittay House Senior Apartments.
Operated by Bronx River Nephro Care Inc. of New York, The Hemodialysis Special Therapy Center is located in the Greenwall Pavilion at Jewish Home’s Bronx Division, 100 West Kingsbridge Road.
This service is covered by Medicare, Medicaid and Private Insurance.
The Hemodialysis Unit’s outstanding interdisciplinary team of health professionals work closely with patients and their families throughout the duration of the disease and dialysis. Physicians, social workers, and discharge planners are also available to refer patients to the new unit. Patients may also self refer.
Benefits of in-house dialysis treatment include:
- Eliminates the burden of having to travel to an outside center
- Patients are able to participate in a greater of variety daily activities and recreation programs
- Enhanced communication between our specially trained dialysis team, patients and family members
- A comfortable treatment environment with individual TV monitors and accommodations for a visiting family member or friend
- A support group to help build relationships, provide education and expand the knowledge of care for the patient and family
- A dietitian who monitors patients’ nutritional requirements and provide guidance in menu planning
- Patient medications are closely tracked
Dialysis is the most common method used to treat advanced and permanent kidney failure. When the kidneys fail, harmful wastes build up in the body. Blood pressure may rise, and the body may retain excess fluid and not make enough red blood cells. During hemodialysis, blood is allowed to flow, a few ounces at a time, through a machine with a special filter that removes wastes and extra fluids. The clean blood is then returned to the body. Dialysis treatments may occur three times a week for 3 to 5 or more hours each visit.
For additional information or a guided visit, call admissions at 718-410-1330 or email Connections.