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Hemodialysis nursing care provided in a hemodialysis den by Carespring

Hemodialysis Nursing Care in Cincinnati

Carespring has partnered with DaVita SNF Dialysis to provide state-of-the-art hemodialysis nursing care at our Coldspring of Campbell County and Indianspring of Oakley facilities. This service allows patients to receive hemodialysis treatments at Carespring facilities, negating the need for costly and inconvenient transportation services to outpatient clinics.

Patients utilizing this service will also be more available to participate in their rehabilitation and nursing care program, as they won’t be spending hours away from the facility receiving dialysis treatments. Overall this service will allow patients to focus on their post-acute care recovery program, getting better faster and returning home.

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What Is Hemodialysis?

Your kidneys are busy. They perform several jobs which ensure your body stays healthy and functioning. Did you know your kidneys are responsible for: removing waste and fluid, keeping your blood pressure level, keeping your bones strong, maintaining the correct balance of minerals, and creating the hormone that creates red blood cells? That’s quite a task list! But if they stop working, that means you do too—without proper medical intervention. Damaged kidneys mean the waste products and fluids in your bloodstream aren’t filtered out, leading to dangerous buildup. That’s where dialysis treatments come in.

Who needs dialysis treatment?

Anyone suffering from kidney disease will eventually need either dialysis or a kidney transplant. Symptoms of kidney failure include nausea, weakness, and ankle swelling. If bloodwork results from a lab show toxic levels of waste, your doctor will most likely begin dialysis treatments.

How does dialysis work?

Dialysis takes over the job of your kidneys. Your blood is filtered and cleaned either inside or outside the body (depending on the type of dialysis treatment you need) by a machine. The treatment itself shouldn’t hurt, but you may experience some side effects such as low blood pressure or fatigue.

What is the difference between hemodialysis and dialysis?

Hemodialysis is simply one of the two types of dialysis treatments available to patients suffering from kidney disease. While they both involve cleaning your blood, the techniques used to do that are different.

Peritoneal dialysis

This type of dialysis technique means the blood is cleaned inside your body. A special fluid is placed in the abdomen to remove waste and then drained away. These exchanges between placing the fluid in the body and removing it are performed either by a machine or by hand. Peritoneal dialysis is commonly done at home.


The hemodialysis technique is usually performed in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility such as a Carespring location. It involves your blood being run through a filter outside your body to be cleaned before it is returned to your body. Hemodialysis can be performed at a resident’s bedside or in a dedicated treatment room with several dialysis machines known as a “den.” The den model is what we offer at Carespring and is available at the Coldspring and Indianspring locations. (Dayspring also offers a similar service.)

What is a hemodialysis “den” in a healthcare facility?

A den model for hemodialysis nursing care utilizes a dedicated dialysis treatment room for residents. Each person sits at a “station” in the hemodialysis den to receive his or her treatment multiple days a week.

Benefits of a hemodialysis den

Providing a hemodialysis den to rehabilitation center residents means they can get better faster and return home sooner. In a den model, a dedicated dialysis clinical staff is on-hand and includes highly-trained nurses and technicians, which are overseen by a medical director.

Patients receiving hemodialysis treatments via a den model bypass the need for costly and inconvenient transportation services to outpatient clinics. Dialysis treatments take up several hours on multiple days of the week. By providing this treatment in-house, patients are able to focus on their post-acute care recovery program instead of spending precious time away from their rehabilitation facility.

Carespring has partnered with DaVita SNF Dialysis to provide these state-of-the-art hemodialysis dens to residents. Contact us today to learn more about our hemodialysis dens are right for you or your loved one.

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Why Carespring?

Carespring’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers employ compassionate nurses, experienced doctors, and licensed therapists. We’re more than just assisted living and rehabilitation care services. We have a comprehensive plan of care for patients to make a smooth transition from the facility to their home.

Each facility has cutting-edge equipment and therapists who are experts in their field. Every member of our team is passionate about effective patient care.

A Variety of Care Options

In addition, we also provide a variety of care options throughout Greater Cincinnati. From long term care to short term transitional services, Carespring can do it all. Our licensed nurses, doctors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to you or your loved one. We want to help you have the best possible quality of life.

This is what you can expect from a Carespring Facility. The best care and rehabilitation, with the end goal of getting our residents back to their best selves. Contact us today for more information about our skilled nursing facilities!