Help, I Need Dialysis!
Has your doctor told you that your kidneys are failing? Does the idea of dialysis scare you? This book is for you! Learn how you can have the best possible life with dialysis.
Life Options is a program of research, research-based education, and outreach founded in 1993 to help people live long and live well with kidney disease. A national panel of doctors, researchers, patients, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and ESRD Network directors reviews all Life Options materials and helps guide research.
...is a new series of 3-minute multimedia movies designed to help start a conversation between patients and the care team about key health topics. Get patients involved in important choices about their care with this new FREE resource! Each movie is available in English and Spanish. Check it out!
How to Have a Good Future
with Kidney Disease
This slide series was developed to help renal professionals educate people from stage 3 CKD through end-stage renal disease to slow progression of their illness. The slides can be used for MIPPA purposes. No registration is needed to download and use the FREE kit. Download your toolkit today!
For patients: Learn how to have a good future with kidney disease in our free online video classes. Watch them here!
Feeling Better with Exercise: A Video Guide for People on Dialysis (DVD)
This 30-minute DVD is a companion to the patient exercise booklet. It features conversations with dialysis patients about the benefits of exercise, as well as easy-to-follow demonstrations. All of the strength and flexibility exercises recommended in the patient booklet are shown in this video. Cost: $10 per DVD including shipping in the U.S. only.
The Impact of Technology on Nephrology Social Work Practice
Nephrology social workers are faced with myriad tasks and responsibilities that require the ability to delegate, prioritize, and multitask. Read more of this article from Renata Sledge, LCSW, from the April 2013 edition of Nephrology News & Issues. Read the article.
Using the KDQOL-36™ to Improve Quality of Life (and Meet Surveyor Expectations)
Presented on August 8, 2012, by Beth Witten, MSW, ACSW, LSCSW; moderated by Melissa Hale MSW, LCSW. Download the slides.
Free Life Options Materials
Download our free print materials, research-based fact sheets, newsletters, podcasts, and booklets. Fact sheets are also available in Spanish!
Vaccination Education Materials
Easy-to-read patient education fact sheets will help you teach your patients about vaccinations. Available in English, Spanish, Korean, Bengali, Chinese, and French Creole. As a bonus, a multi-language poster suitable for bulletin boards is available. Check it out!
Additional Professional Resources
Teach your patients about all modalities at Home Dialysis Central
We've developed tools to help meet the Conditions for Coverage requirements. Send them to Home Dialysis Central!