Caring for kidney or renal disease patients

Arkansas Hospice provides care for patients with kidney or renal disease and support for their families. There is a wide-range of complex diseases that we specialize in providing symptom and pain management for, as well as resource services for clinical support.

By incorporating Arkansas Hospice as part of your patient’s overall care plan, you can still direct care but with the benefits of a secondary medical team providing community-based consults in the patient’s home. The results are reduced hospital readmissions and an overall reduction on resources for your practice or clinic.

Contact your Arkansas Hospice representative to discuss advanced therapies for your patients with life-limiting illness.

Kidney or Renal Disease Referral Guidelines

A chronic or terminal diagnosis whereby 2 physicians agree that if the disease runs its natural course, it is likely the patient would live 6 months or less. Patient is not seeking the initiation of dialysis, is not a candidate for transplant and may have:

  • Creatinine clearance <10cc/min
  • Serum creatinine >8.0 mg/dl

National Statistics

  • Each year, 400,000 people in the U.S.
    are diagnosed with end-stage renal disease
  • 45% of these patients are 65 or older
    and receive treatment under the ESRD Medicare Benefit
  • 100,000 dialysis patients die each year
    – 30% elect to stop dialysis
    – Only 15% receive hospice care even though 98% will die within a month

Arkansas Hospice now offers Telehealth support for patients and their families in nursing homes, inpatient centers, and their homes.

CLICK HERE for patient enrollment information

14 Parkstone Circle | North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 748-3333 or Toll Free (877) 713-2348
contactus@arkansashospice.org
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