It’s an exhausting affair for patients with kidney failure to constantly drop by the dialysis centers, especially since they have to do it three times a week to keep their bodies in balance. Even more so for those living with amputations, as they face many inconveniences while traveling on public transport on their own and are likely to depend on their relatives for transportation services. "I depend on someone to bring me to dialysis" – a statement often made by those who are facing these challenges. Therefore, in such a hapless situation, would you consider the help of a medical escort to bring your loved one to their dialysis treatments?
Just a few days ago, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announced that their centers, which are at their max capacities, will not be taking in any new dialysis patients at the end of March, until October this year. Fortunately, the NKF have also promised that they’ll be sponsoring new patients to have their treatments done at private dialysis centers instead.
For new dialysis patients, this might mean that they’ll have to travel further to these private centers to receive their crucial treatment. This highlights the importance of having someone knowledgeable around to make sure that your scheduled treatments are not interrupted by any external delays. You don’t want to waste precious time searching for these elusive private centers!
It doesn’t help that for every hemodialysis (HD) spot that’s freed up in the NKF, two more patients appear to take the spot! Thus, even for patients who already have a pre-existing session with the NKF centers, it’s best to be consistent with your dialysis treatments or they’ll give the spot to someone else. Avoid any unnecessary complications and let a medical escort fetch you to and fro between the dialysis center and home.
Looking for a medical escort to bring your loved one to dialysis? Call CaregiverAsia at +65 6258 6683 to book a care service or click on the link below! Medical escort services start as low as $20 an hour.
It’s not just about transportation services, though! Medical escorts often double up as social companions by helping patients out in various tasks. From collecting the necessary medication, transferring them to their wheelchairs and assisting them in using the bathroom, these escorts are specially trained in basic caregiving skills to render aid to their patients as much as possible.
In fact, medical escorts are the perfect solution for dialysis patients looking to break the mundane cycle of their treatments. These escorts often understand the importance of being compassionate and understanding towards their patients, by providing them with a comfortable experience at the dialysis center.
With each dialysis session lasting at least four hours, patients will be glad to have a medical escort to keep them entertained throughout the long ordeal. From friendly conversations, while waiting for the doctor, or being brought out for lunch after the treatment, these medical escorts can still provide the much-needed companionship for them to get through the tough day.
The rate of kidney failure in Singapore is one of the highest in the world, with one new patient every five hours. The ever-increasing number threatens to loom over the country’s future, and medical escorts will eventually turn out to play a more important role in facilitating and caring for these newly afflicted when their families and friends are unable to.
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