What We Learned from Care Partners

2022-03-29T13:47:36-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Patient Support Group, The Kidney Citizen|

By Kathi Niccum, EdD, Education Director The 2020 DPC Member Survey included a section for caregivers/care partners. From the 146 respondents, 84% were women and the average age was 55.6 years. The caregivers did much of the grocery or other shopping, the housework, meal preparation, managing finances and helped with transportation and other outside services. But besides playing a key role in managing the household, they also were involved in nursing tasks, helped monitor the severity of their care recipient’s condition, helped communicate with health care professionals and helped their care recipient advocate for themselves regarding health care providers, community services, [...]

Join Us by Telephone for Our New Program!

2022-03-29T13:17:54-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Mental Health, Patient Support Group, Quality of Life, Support, The Kidney Citizen|

By Kathi Niccum, EdD, Education Director In March we launched our first Patient Support Group meeting by telephone. Having a support group has been one of our goals for years and we are happy to announce it is now a reality. We chose to have the group meet by phone instead of online in a Zoom meeting because we think most people use the telephone. And we want the support group to be available to all patients at any stage of kidney disease and to their families. On the second Tuesday of each month, at 3:00 pm Eastern, you can join [...]

Join Us for Our New Patient Support Group!

2021-02-11T12:20:05-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: eNews, Mental Health, News & Events, Patient Support Group, Support|

In March we will be launching our first Patient Support Group meeting by telephone. Having a support group has been one of our goals for years and we are happy to announce it is now a reality. We chose to have the group meet by phone instead of online or in a Zoom meeting because we think most everyone has a phone. And we want the support group to be available to all patients at any stage of kidney disease and to their families. On the second Tuesday of each month, at 3:00 pm Eastern, you can call and join in [...]

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