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Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Available at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital

Treating Kidney DiseaseMany people who need rehabilitation after an accident, illness or surgery require specialized services for complex medical conditions. This includes the need for hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis throughout the rehabilitation process.

In hemodialysis, blood is pumped out of the body to an artificial kidney machine, and returned to the body by tubes that connect to the machine. As for peritoneal dialysis, the inside lining of a person’s belly acts as a natural filter. Wastes are taken out by means of a cleansing fluid called dialysate, which is washed in and out of the belly in cycles.**

Not all rehabilitation facilities have the capability to offer these processes during inpatient care. However, MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas, makes it possible for these patients to have this specialized care during rehabilitation, furthering their recovery progress and goals of independence.

Advanced Technologies and
Personalized Rehabilitation Care
When integrating hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis into a rehabilitation plan of care,
MidAmercia’s experienced teams use specialized treatments, advanced technologies and personalized rehabilitation programs – all to enable patients to get back home and into the community.

Team members include the rehabilitation physician*, who specializes in rehabilitation medicine. MidAmerica physicians make frequent visits to evaluate each patient’s progress and lead weekly
team conferences to discuss improvements toward independence. The physician provides close medical management for each patient by supervising the inpatient rehabilitation plan.

Your Rehabilitation Care Team

Registered Nurses
Active within the rehabilitation team are the registered nurses who specialize in rehabilitative care. They are available to patients 24 hours a day and help oversee the hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis process.

Physical and Occupational Therapists
Physical therapists design programs to assist patients to improve physical strength and mobility, while occupational therapists help patients perform activities of daily living such as grooming, dressing and cooking.

Speech/Language Pathologists
Speech/language pathologists address possible cognition and swallowing difficulties, helping
patients relearn how to eat and swallow.

Nutrition Counselors
Nutrition counselors supervise meals to ensure proper nutrition during treatment.

Throughout a patient’s rehabilitation program, MidAmerica case managers coordinate with the doctor, patient and loved ones to ensure needs are met and questions are answered.

A Higher Level of Care
People with complex medical conditions do not have to forego a higher level of rehabilitative care with hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis now available at MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital. To learn more, you can visit midamericarehabhospital.com or talk to a rehabilitation liaison at 913 491-2400.

MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital
5701 West 110th Street • Overland Park, KS 66211
MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture of HealthSouth Corporation and Shawnee Mission Medical Center.

*The hospital provides access to independent physicians.


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