- Enhance the patient’s quality of life
- Minimize complications from renal failure and maximize the patient’s health
- Increase the patient’s adherence to his or her treatment regimen
- Increase the patient’s knowledge, skill and confidence in managing health problems
- Reduce hospitalizations and premature mortality
The new materials include a “We Care About Your Health” audio card and DVDs in English and Spanish entitled, “What to Expect When You Start In-Center Hemodialysis,” “What to Expect When You Start Home Dialysis” and “Feeling Good Starts With a Great Access.”RightStart demonstrates FMCNA’s UltraCare® mission of delivering excellent, patient-centered care through innovative programs, the latest technology, continuous quality improvement and a focus on superior customer service. Dialysis is a life-sustaining process that cleans waste products from the blood, removes extra fluids and controls the body’s chemistry when a person’s kidneys fail. Dialysis patients typically require treatment on an ongoing basis unless they receive a kidney transplant. About Fresenius Medical Care Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE: FMS) is the world’s leading company devoted to patient-centered renal therapy. Through more than 2,890 clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, we provide kidney dialysis treatments to approximately 233,000 patients worldwide. We are also the world’s leading maker of dialysis products, such as dialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products. Chronic kidney failure is a condition that affects more than 2.1 million individuals worldwide. For more information about the company’s more than 1,850 U.S. dialysis facilities, visit www.ultracare-dialysis.com (in English and Spanish). For more information about Fresenius Medical Care, visit www.fmc-ag.com or www.fmcna.com.