Dialysis Clinic, Inc., Hosts Open House in Somerset
Community invited to learn more about kidney disease, meet staff, enjoy refreshments
By: Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
"We enjoy being a part of this community and the open house is one way for us to provide additional education and insight about kidney disease," stated Michele Cregg, RN, DCI Somerset Nurse Manager.
The community is invited to tour the dialysis facility, meet the staff, and enjoy refreshments.
"People may not realize that DCI is a non-profit dialysis provider and we cover the entire spectrum of kidney care," explained Cregg. "We have REACH Kidney Care, our chronic kidney disease education team that can meet with individuals and discuss ways to slow the progression of kidney disease, educate those near kidney failure about their options, and provide transplant guidance and support. We have four dialysis centers within 20 miles of Somerset that offer in-center hemodialysis as well as home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for individuals who would prefer to complete their dialysis treatments at home."
21,036 people in New Jersey are living with kidney failure, according to 2019 numbers from USRDS. 2,241 people in New Jersey are on the kidney transplant waiting list, according to July 10, 2019, UNOS data.
Kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes and high blood pressure are the leading causes of kidney failure.
"If you've been told you have kidney disease or you are at risk for kidney disease, please visit our open house and talk to us. We'd love to educate you about slowing the progression of kidney failure and possibly keep you off dialysis. If you need dialysis, we'll help you understand your treatment options," explained Cregg.
For more information about kidney disease visit https://www.dciinc.org/
To learn more about REACH Kidney Care go to https://www.reachkidneycare.org/