Your Dialysis Care During COVID-19

For People Living with Dialysis

During this difficult time, everyone at Satellite Healthcare wants you to know we are here for you and that continuing your dialysis care is our top priority. Our centers are open and continue to care for patients.

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Do not miss treatments. You are at greater risk of illness if you miss treatment.

Wash your hands many times a day with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.

Wear a mask over your nose and mouth even when you’re talking.

Maintain a physical distance at least six feet from people you don’t live with.

If you have a cough, fever, or find it hard to breathe, call or tell your care team right away. No matter how you feel, we will continue to make sure you get treatment.

When not at your Satellite Healthcare/WellBound center, stay home except for essential medical appointments.

Follow your dialysis eating and drinking plan. Call your dietitian if you have any questions.

Take your medications as prescribed by your kidney doctor.

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This fun hand washing reminder will set your toes tapping.

For those caring for people on dialysis

How to prevent the spread of germs when caring for someone who is sick:

Have the ill person stay in one room, away from other people, including yourself, as much as possible.

  • If possible, have the ill person use a separate bathroom.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items like dishes, towels, and bedding.
  • If facemasks are available, have the ill person wear a facemask when they are around people, including you.
  • It the sick person can’t wear a facemask, you should wear one while in the same room with them, whenever possible.
  • If the sick person needs to be around others (within the home, in a vehicle, or doctor’s office), they should wear a facemask.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coming into contact with the sick person. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Frequently disinfect all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops, and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to the label instructions.

Wash laundry thoroughly. If laundry is soiled, wear disposable gloves and keep the soiled items away from your body while laundering. Wash your hands immediately after removing gloves.

Avoid unnecessary visitors.

For questions about your loved one’s care,
contact their healthcare provider or the state/local health department.