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The comfort of bedside dialysis

August 11, 2011
by Sandra Hoban, Executive Editor
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When a resident requires dialysis, it can be an emotional and logistical nightmare. Not only does the resident have the inconvenience and discomfort of being transferred to the site, facility staff have to get the resident ready and arrange for transport.

The Bedside Dialysis Program offered by Choice Rehab Care, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Sun City West, Ariz., provides comfort and maintains daily continuity for its residents. “There are not many options for bedside dialysis in Phoenix and we are thrilled to provide this program to our residents and the community,” says Paul Friedlan, owner of Choice Rehab Care.

Because the program features advanced equipment and a highly trained nursing staff, trips to a traditional dialysis center can be eliminated. Bedside dialysis reduces interruptions in the resident’s daily life—activities, meals and care. A certified nephrologist directs the multidisciplinary approach the facility offers. When a resident’s blood needs to be mechanically purified, the process is performed in a comfortable homelike environment.

Friedlan adds: “To ensure our patients receive the best care possible, we provide private rooms, 24-hour care from a registered nurse and access to our skilled staff of physical therapists in addition to our bedside dialysis care.”

 

Senior Sainthood

 

Joanne Hickox proudly displays her award.

Joanne Hickox, founder and executive director of Seniors on a Mission, recently received the Daily Point of Light award endorsed by former President George H.W. Bush. She has demonstrated the power of service.

Seniors on a Mission is a 10-year-old organization developed to reach seniors living at home alone. By participating in volunteer mission trips to help at schools, ministries and charities in the northeastern area of Florida, these seniors—referred to as “Senior Saints—stay connected to their community, form lasting friendships and help others along the way.

To date the organization has engaged and brought purpose to the lives of 400 Senior Saints who have donated 24,000 community service hours. A video of Seniors on a Mission is available below.

Share your “Good Stuff.” Send information on your achievements, outstanding personnel, inspirational residents, and more to Executive Editor Sandra Hoban at shoban@ltlmagazine.com.
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Sandra Hoban has been on Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of...