Dialysis is an extremely time-consuming process.
Each hemodialysis treatment usually lasts up to four hours and can be required up to three times a week.
No matter how long it takes, though, those suffering from kidney disease need to put in the time, because it could literally be a matter of life and death.
Those requiring dialysis need to structure their lives around their treatment.
Amanda Rahael, however, wants to change that and give people a chance to reclaim their lives and fit treatment into their schedule instead.
As result, she has opened Regents Dialysis; an executive dialysis treatment service, with exclusive and private treatment, and personal nursing.
“So people can conduct their meetings or get their work done while doing dialysis, as each appointment takes a big chunk of their day.”
She added that Regents Dialysis will also be offering its services outside what is usually considered regular working hours.
“If someone wants to come at 8 pm and do their dialysis until midnight, we will make ourselves available. We are promoting an executive experience for dialysis.”
She became familiar with the inconvenience that comes with dialysis when a family member had to undergo treatment recently.
“I had a family member who was undergoing dialysis for a few years and he was very frustrated because he would have to go down to the institution to be treated and spend hours there with many other patients,” she said.
“The treatment room would get noisy with patients chatting, so taking a nap was often not possible. There were only a few nurses to tend to many patients, and it was overall just a frustrating experience, that was repeated with each session,” Rahael said.
The family member eventually tried another institution but that presented other difficulties.
“The second centre had less patients, but was a lot more rigid with their time schedules. So then that was another set of frustrations,” she said.
Rahael said this led her to come up with the idea of creating a “private executive experience.”
“The patient will go to their nephrologist for the prescribed treatment plan, then come to us for the treatment. We will work closely with your nephrologist for continuation of care,” she said.
“For most patients, dialysis becomes such an inconvenient part of their life, and the goal here is to make it less frustrating and more comfortable, by offering a private room with a private nurse, a comfortable recliner, cable television and wi-fi access,” Rahael said.
Dialysis is in such high demand in public hospitals they have resorted to mostly doing emergency cases.
“Public institutions are not able to facilitate all the people who need to do regular dialysis, so many patients are not accessing dialysis treatment as often as prescribed.
“Regents Dialysis will try to solve some of these problems that are being faced by those requiring treatment.
‘We are ready to rock and roll, whatever day and time they want, this is a convenient option,’” Rahael said.
“Life does not have to revolve around your appointments anymore, instead fit the appointments into your schedule,” she said.
For enquiries, please contact Amanda Rahael at (868) 735-3519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• executive dialysis service
• exclusive and private treatment
• personal nursing
• state-of-the-art equipment
• comfortable environment
• conveniently located in west Trinidad
What is dialysis?
Dialysis is a treatment that does some of the things normally done by healthy kidneys. It is needed when your kidneys don’t work well enough to keep you healthy.
• removes waste products, salt and extra water to prevent them from building up in the body;
• helps keep a safe level of certain chemicals in your blood, such as potassium, sodium, bicarbonate, calcium and phosphorous;
• helps to control blood pressure, and
• helps in red blood cell production to correct anemia.