The materials below can help both newly-diagnosed ESRD Patients and experienced kidney patients understand the basic resources available to help them live with - and pay for - kidney disease and treatment.
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Medicare can help cover healthcare costs for children with ESRD. Even if you currently have other health coverage, enrolling your child in Medicare can provide consistent protection for them if you lose your other coverage in the future. Medicare covers most ESRD-related services.
Hemodialysis (HD) cleans your blood through a fistula, graft, or catheter. If you have kidney failure, one of these will be your LIFELINE. This document outlines the differences between these three options so you can discuss which option is best for you with your doctor.
As a person with kidney failure, you have certain rights and responsibilities. This document outlines those rights and responsibilities to help you know what to expect from your healthcare team, and what they can expect from you.
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) promotes education and encourages conversations that help improve the everyday lives of patients. This information card also features a nutritious kidney-friendly recipe.
As you learn to live with kidney failure, you may have to deal with problems along the way. This document outlines the best ways to deal with these concerns with your healthcare team, and how to pursue further assistance if needed.