31
Jul

Mental health tips for surviving a pandemic

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The phrase “self care” is thrown around so often these days that it can feel a bit dismissive. In practice, taking care of yourself during a pandemic is difficult! Home dialysis patients have the added challenge of navigating their communities with a heightened risk of infection. At Cincinnati Home Dialysis, we understand the toll that living through this season can have on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are a few tips for getting through it.

01
Jul

Ordering takeout: a guide for home dialysis patients

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The days get hotter. The summer sun beckons. Firing up the oven sure doesn’t seem tempting. We get it – some days you just don’t feel like cooking. As a home dialysis patient on a chronic kidney disease-friendly diet, ordering takeout was complicated even before COVID-19. But with a little research and planning, you can order food without compromising your treatment.

How safe is takeout? 

This is a common question many individuals, especially those who are immunocompromised, have about restaurants in light of the pandemic. Current guidance from the FDA suggests it’s unlikely COVID-19 can spread through food. Your primary concern is contact with other people. That means you want to choose lower risk options like contactless food delivery or ordering takeout when a restaurant is less likely to be crowded.

Ultimately, the decision to order food from a restaurant depends on your personal comfort and risk levels. If you do place an order, wearing gloves and disinfecting the bag can help reduce the risk of virus transmission. Be sure to discard your gloves and wash your hand thoroughly before eating.

22
May

How CKD Patients Can Stay Safe as Ohio Reopens

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As Ohio residents begin to resume activities like eating out, getting haircuts, and shopping at retail stores, you might experience a mix of emotions. At this time, chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients should continue to stay home as much as possible. We know it can be difficult to watch others around you venture out when your risk of contracting COVID-19 is high, but these recommendations are meant to keep you safe and healthy. In the months ahead, here are some steps you can take to stay safe.

24
Apr

Give Thanks to Cincinnati’s Frontline Healthcare Workers

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This pandemic has pushed the limits of our country’s healthcare system, and our frontline healthcare workers are feeling the effects. With COVID-19 tests, personal protective equipment, and ventilators in short supply, healthcare workers are forced to navigate through perilous conditions.

Our team at Cincinnati Home Dialysis knows the critical role these individuals play in keeping our communities safe and healthy. We want to show our healthcare heroes that their communities are here for them, too.

27
Mar

Coronavirus and Home Dialysis

Tips to stay healthy

 

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In these unprecedented times, it’s normal to feel a range of emotions surrounding coronavirus. COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we interact with our world and each other. As a home dialysis patient, you might feel nervous about your risk of contracting the virus.

Here at Cincinnati Home Dialysis, your health and safety is our top priority. That’s why we’ve put together a list of steps you can take to minimize your risk and ease your mind. While at times it can feel like there is no end in sight, please remember that we are in this together and our collective action will help bring this virus under control.