Let’s take a vacation! South Florida has
beautiful places to visit.
Enjoy the day on the beach with clear water and sunshine, or visit other attractions around West Palm Beach and Boca Raton.
West Palm Beach has beautiful Downtown’s Clematis Street and City Place, where you can find restaurants, bars, shops, movie theater, and live music, Perfect atmosphere to a vacation.
For those appreciates the natural environment, Palm Beach Zoo or Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton is a great option to be close to nature. The Gumbo Limbo N. Center count with 20 acres coastal preserve area designated to preserve the nature, with Sea Turtle Rehabilitation facility, Butterfly Garden, native fish, sharks, and other natural marine animals.
Among many perfect beaches, the Spanish River Park
display beautiful beaches and picnic area with access to the playground.
To support Dialysis Patients taking a vacation with family and friends,
Crown dialysis is committed to helping patients offering high-class dialysis, flexible schedule, transportation, individuals rooms in the center for hemodialysis,
peritoneal dialysis support, assisted Home hemodialysis and much more to make your vacation unforgettable.
Crown Dialysis can make part of your vacation, call today 561-372-3700.
We accept most health insurances and private.
References:THE 10 BEST Parks & Nature Attractions in Boca Raton. (n.d.). Retrieved May 16, 2019, from https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g34088-Activities-c57-Boca_Raton_Florida.html
Living Well on Dialysis by American Psychological Association and DPC Education Center.
If you receive dialysis treatment for kidney disease, you probably spend a lot of time focused on your physical health. That’s important, but so, too, is your mental and emotional well-being.
Rollercoaster Emotions: dialysis requires significant time and effort. In addition to the considerable time spent traveling to and from appointments and receiving treatment itself, people receiving dialysis must carefully monitor their diet and fluid intake. It’s a lot of work, and it takes time to adapt to the changes.
Anger, sadness, worry, and guilt are also common. But the emotions aren’t always negative. People who knew that dialysis was likely in their future might feel a kind of relief now that they have started. Some people, such as those awaiting a kidney transplant. might feel a strange mixture of emotions, including hopefulness, anxiety, and fear.
No matter what you’re feeling, it helps to know this emotional rollercoaster is common. As you adjust to the dialysis routine, you should start to feel more like yourself again. And as you continue on with your life, there are steps you can take to manage sadness, worry, and stress.
Dialysis is life-saving, but it’s also life-changing. Still, by taking chance of your emotional health, and accepting help when you need it, you can live a rewarding life on dialysis.
For more information visit: apa.org/helpcenter, mentalhealth.gov, and psychologistLocator.org
Association, A. P., & Center, D. E. (n.d.). Living Well on dialysis.
WE’LL BRING MORE TIPS SOON AT OUR “ULTIMATE GUIDE TO DIALYSIS” SERIES.
Learning about the CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and Nutrition
Chronic Kidney disease(also called renal disease) is when the kidney don’t filter enough waste from the blood.The most common causes of CKD are diabetes, high blood pressure, genetics, drug side effects, and blockage caused by kidney stones.
Some people don’t have any signs or symptoms or CKD but others may notice :
Loss of appetite
When the kidneys can’t work on their own, dialysis – a treatment that removes the excess waste out of your body-is usually needed (CaglarK,2002).
Why does it matter what you eat?
When kidneys can’t remove wastes out of your body, they build up and act like toxins. To keep wastes from building up, you have to watch what you eat between dialysis treatments.
Choosing healthy foods, with the help of your dietitian, helps lower these wastes and may make you feel better between treatments.
CALORIES: Make sure you are getting enough calories every day because they are important to keep your energy level up.
PROTEIN: Your body needs protein to build muscle and lower your risk for infection. Now that you are on dialysis, you will need more high-quality proteins, such as lean meat.
Vitamins/Minerals: The kidneys are important in processing several vitamins and minerals. Some vitamins and minerals may need to be limited.
Fluids: Fluids can build up quickly between dialysis treatments and cause bloating and discomfort.The right amount of fluid intake can help you feel your best.
Blood Sugar: If you have diabetes, the carbohydrates you eat should be balanced with your medicines and activity level to keep your blood sugar under control.
Caglar K, et al. Kidney int. 2002;62(3):1054-1059
Abbott, L. (2010, December). Retrieved July, 2018, from www.abbottnutrition.com /76585/December 2010 LITHO IN USA
Crown Dialysis patients have 3 successful Kidney Transplants this year !
Lean more about Kidney Transplant below.
What is a kidney transplant?
A kidney transplant allows a person whose own kidneys have failed to receive a new kidney from another person. A successful kidney transplant can improve many of the complications of kidney failure.
A kidney may come from living donors or from individuals who have died (deceased donors). A living donor may be someone in your immediate or extended family, or it may be your spouse or a close friend. In some cases, a living donor may even be a stranger who wishes to donate a kidney to someone in need of a transplant. A deceased donor is someone who has consented to donate his or her organs upon death. In situations where the wishes of the deceased donor are not known, family members may consent to organ donation (N.K.Foundation,2009).
How do I start the process of getting a kidney transplant?
You Can find a transplant program by state or region using the website of The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (www.optn.org/members/search.asp). You may also ask your doctor about the transplant process. He or She can refer you to a transplant center for evaluation (N.K.Foundation,2009).
What are the chances that a transplanted kidney will continue to function normally?
A number of factors affect the success of kidney transplantation. Generally, the chances that a transplanted kidney will continue to work correctly are between 89-95 percent one year after the operation (N.K.Foundation,2009)
If I have diabetes, can I have a pancreas transplant?
Sometimes. It may be possible for a patient with type 1 diabetes to receive a pancreas transplant along with a kidney transplant. Your doctor can advise you about this possibility (N.K.Foundation,2009).
How can I pay for my transplant?
Medicare Part B will cover 80 percent of the cost of your antirejection medication. You will need to apply for Medicare Part B and also need a supplemental or secondary insurance policy. For medicines, Medicare Part D (prescriptions and Drug Plan benefits) can help. The financial counselor or social worker at your transplant center will be available to answer questions about coverage options(N.K.Foundation,2009).
Private or commercial health insurance policy, please contact your insurance company customer service or transplant coordinator, to obtain more information.
What is the financial cost to the living donor?
The living donor should have no financial responsibility for the surgical cost of kidney donation. The living donor evaluation and surgery are covered by Medicare or recipient’s insurance. However, he or she is not covered for time off from work, travel, lodging expenses, and incidental expenses. Travel and lodging cost may be covered by the recipient, or the National Living Donor Assistance Program(www.livingdonorassistance.org),(N.K.Foundation,2009).
Cite/ National Kidney Foundation (2009). Kidney Transplant. Love Your Kidneys,4-27.www.kidney.org 11-1-0304_JAJ
Crown Dialysis patients have 3 successful Kidney Transplants this year already. Our team of Nephrologist, RN’s, Dietitian and Social Worker, maintain the dialysis facility -level referral for kidney transplant evaluation priority for our patients.
3 large tart apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 3/4″ slice
1-1/2 cups rice milk, unenriched
1 tablespoon vanilla
Using a baking dish, combine brown sugar, butter and one teaspoon of cinnamon. Add apples and the cranberries; toss well to coat. Spread apple mixture evenly over bottom of the baking dish. Arrange the bread on the top. Mix the eggs, rice milk, vanilla and the remaining cinnamon into a blend well. Pour mixture over bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate 4-24 hours. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes. Uncover dish and bake 15 minutes or into starts to brown. Remove dish from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
This recipe contains/per serving: calories 428g, protein:19g, carbohydrates: 60g, fat:16g, Cholesterol: 170g, Sodium:363mg, calcium:81mg, fiber:2.8g and potassium 200mg.
Recipe from DaVita.com:www.davita.com/recipes/breakfast-and-brunch/holiday-morning-french-toast/r/5788- ESRD Network13, Edition 4, November2013/http://fmqai.com/esrd.aspz