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Thu, Feb 23



Dialysis at Home: Let’s Talk about it Caring for the Care Partner

Learn about being a care partner for a loved one on dialysis, from people who are/have been successfully supporting someone for years.

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Dialysis at Home: Let’s Talk about it Caring for the Care Partner
Dialysis at Home: Let’s Talk about it Caring for the Care Partner

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST


About the event

REGISTER HERE What We Will Cover 

  1. Care Partner Myths and Realities
  2. Training with the Care Partner
  3. Dealing with Care Partner Burnout
  4. Balancing Tasks between Patient & Care Partner
  5. Going Solo

 Session Speakers & Moderator 

Moderator - Kimberly Davis, RN


Home Dialysis Therapies Operation

The Rogosin Institute

Kimberly Davis is a Nephrology Nurse who has advocated for patients for 27- years. While working in various clinical settings in Nephrology Kim found and lives her passion in providing education and care in home dialysis.  She is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry in NJ.  Presently she is the Director of Home Therapies Operations at Rogosin Institute located in New York City.

Lisa Burgess 

Lisa has been by her son Jamie's side for most of his 38 years. It would take 29 years and 11 months, and years of extensive testing, to diagnose him with a large, possibly fatal, chromosome 10 deletion. When it became time for Jamie to start dialysis, the choice was clear. He started home hemodialysis June of 2021. Being Jamie's lifelong caregiver is like balancing a scale; precarious at times, but when it is right, Jamie thrives.

Dawn and Jimmie Bates 

Dawn Smith Bates is a care partner for her husband Jimmie. He has been on this journey since 2008 doing in center dialysis. This Iowa couple purchased an RV and has been traveling across the country for the past 3 months as NxStage advocates, showing fellow patients that there is more to life than dialysis.

Nieltje Gedney 

Nieltje is the Executive Director of Home Dialyzors United (HDU) and a nine-year solo home Hemodialyzor. She is very active in Policy and Advocacy, she has spoken at numerous events as well as contributing articles to Kidney Views Blog, CJASN, and Seminars in Nephrology. Her advocacy stems from experience on Capitol Hill beginning at 16, where she learned that power in numbers can bring change.

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