Renal failure is unfortunately common affliction that strikes individuals as they age, and can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This condition occurs when the kidneys become unable to filter waste products from the blood. Kidney dialysis is a treatment that helps clear waste and excess water from the blood. Many nursing homes are unable to offer hemodialysis on site; therefore, they must transport patients to a separate facility to ensure the guest receives all the services required for their care.
The Laurels of Walden Park and American Renal Associates offer in-house dialysis to our guests. This eliminates the need for our guests to be transported to an off-site dialysis clinic. Patients in need of peritoneal dialysis will receive this service in the comfort of their own room. The Laurels Dialysis Program at Walden Park is Directed by Dr. Wesley Forgue, who is specialized in Nephrology and affiliated with Ohio Health, Mt. Carmel Health System, and Licking Memorial Hospital.
Benefits of the Walden Park Dialysis Program:
Our hemodialysis unit offers televisions, so the patients may relax, and watch television or listen to music while receiving their dialysis. The Laurels staff is trained in the specialized renal diet. The Laurels provides a Registered Dietitian to oversee their dietary requirements and consults with our nephrologist that manages the patients at our facility. Your care and comfort is our top priority.