Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dialysis may get a new "look"

 Christopher Weaver, WSJ, Sept 15, 2014, reports that some kidney dialysis places are upgrading their ambiance.

They don't want to look like a hospital, said one spokesperson.

KidneySpa in Miami opened in 2008. uses natural materials, nature sounds, and earth colors.

Dialyspa (spa again) has a crushed-ice bar, whatever that is.

High bandwidth internet is another feature. Heated chairs are nice.

But--warn the experts--don't confuse amenities with medical quality. Ask patients what their experience has been. Go to several places--get a feel.

Dialysis still involves invasive tubes, handling of blood. Aromatherapy and New Age music are nice but you don't want an infection.

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