Peritoneal Dialysis Community Support Services

To enable our PD patients to start well and stay well on PD, NKF provides the following support services to our patients:

 

I can do housework and go to the market as usual. NKF nurse calls me to ask how I’m coping and if I need any help with my dialysis. It makes me feel assured.

Mdm Chang Bee Ling

1. Pre PD Support

NKF PD nurses visit patients in their homes before the commencement of PD (Pre PD Home Visit) to help patients and family members understand and prepare for PD, as well as assess and plan for the support required by patients when initiating PD.

NKF also provides HomeAid Service by creating a “PD-safe” environment. If necessary, we will provide minor home modifications such as fixing doors, windows, sinks, taps, etc.

2. PD Adaptation & Holistic Care Support

The initial phase of home-based PD is the most challenging when the patients and their families adapt what they have learnt in hospital to the home-based setting. NKF helps them to start well on PD with an extended period of hand- holding.

 Our nurse will make daily home visits for up to one month to ensure that patients are able to perform PD by themselves competently. They will also monitor patients’ outcomes and make sure that they are doing well with the PD care plan.

Our MSWs will provide financial and psychological assessments and assistance accordingly.

Our dietitians will help patients understand their dietary requirements, assess their intake of nutrients and provide supplements, if necessary. 

Our exercise specialists will tailor-make suitable types of exercises that patients can do at home to improve their fitness levels.

3. On-going PD Support

Our PD nurses will continue to visit patients regularly to monitor their condition and provide timely interventions when needed.

 

 In the event that patients change their caregivers, NKF can provide training for the new caregivers.

When caregivers need to take a short break to prevent burnout, NKF will stand in for the caregivers so that patients’ treatments are not disrupted.

Our MSWs, dietitians and exercise specialists are readily available to provide further support. 

Considering PD as your long-term dialysis treatment but not sure if you are able to do it?


Click here to download the PD Community Support Programme brochure

We are here to assure you that you are not alone.

For more information, kindly contact us at 1800-KIDNEYS (5436397) or
email pd.support@nkfs.org.