Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center Opens New On-Site Dialysis Suite for Residents
OPENING DAY CELEBRATION: Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick, MA, proudly marked the inauguration of its state-of-the-art on-site dialysis suite, established in collaboration with Fresenius Kidney Care. Lending a helping hand in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from L – R, Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp. Board Member and retired Chief Medical Officer, MetroWest Medical Center at Vanguard Healthcare; Kristen Bailey, Home Therapies Clinical Manager, Fresenius Kidney Care; Lisa Kubiak, President & CEO, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp.; Katie Celeste, Executive Director, Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, and Patience Osei-Waree, RN.
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fresenius Kidney Care, a leading provider of kidney care support and dialysis services to provide on-site dialysis care to residents at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center in Natick, MA. The new on-site dialysis service opened on Monday, September 11, and can accommodate multiple patients.
The first-of-its-kind service at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center allows short-and long-term residents living with kidney failure to receive home dialysis treatments on-site at the nursing community’s dedicated treatment area, called a dialysis suite. On-site dialysis treatments allow residents to have more control over their schedules, reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits, and improve patient care coordination between the skilled nursing center staff and dialysis care team. Residents can receive all necessary treatments on-site at the nursing facility, rather than being transported to another facility multiple days a week for dialysis treatments, reducing travel time and costs.
“The opportunity for patients to receive dialysis treatments at our facility on the same days as their other therapies (physical, occupational or speech therapies) can be a life-changing experience,” says Katie Celeste, Executive Director of Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center. “It’s less stressful and more efficient, leading to shorter recovery times and more freedom to participate in quality-of-life events. It also helps to decrease their community exposure to potential illness.”
Lisa Kubiak, President & CEO of Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corp., expressed her excitement, saying, “The introduction of the dialysis suite at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center represents our unwavering commitment to enhancing the quality of care and convenience for our residents, ensuring they receive the best possible, coordinated healthcare services right within our Center.”
Acting as home hemodialysis care partners, Fresenius Kidney Care provides the staffing, equipment, supplies, and support for residents to receive staff-assisted home dialysis treatments. Staffing support includes a registered nurse and dialysis technicians to help deliver on-site treatments using NxStage home hemodialysis equipment. The on-site care team from Fresenius Kidney Care works with staff at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center to help residents coordinate with various health care professionals, including a social worker, dietitian, nephrologist, and medical director to manage a patient’s care.
Upon discharge from Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center, patients may return to their previous off-site dialysis center or continue home dialysis, in accordance with their treatment preferences and physicians’ guidance.
“Many residents of skilled nursing facilities have different care requirements than other dialysis patients. We are excited for the opportunity to bring state-of-the-art equipment and the highest quality care directly to dialysis patients where they live, in the nursing facility,” says Kristen Bailey, Home Therapies Clinical Manager, Fresenius Kidney Care. “We believe residents at Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center will have a better quality of life with this new treatment option, which is part of our commitment to providing comprehensive care to people living with kidney disease so that they can lead fuller lives.”
To learn more about Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center and our onsite dialysis care services, please contact us at 508-433-4404. To learn more about how Fresenius Kidney Care can support dialysis within a Skilled Nursing Facility, visit https://fmcna.com/snf/.
About Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center
Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center has proudly served as a trusted provider of exceptional and affordable healthcare for over three decades in the MetroWest region. Our dedicated community offers a comprehensive range of services, including short-term inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, encompassing physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, and LSVT BIG® Parkinson’s Therapy. The Center also provides inpatient physiatry services working closely with the therapy team for comprehensive rehabilitation and pain management. In addition to these services, the Center offers long-term skilled nursing care with a special focus on memory care, as well as interim and respite care. Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Center is part of the nonprofit Mary Ann Morse Healthcare Corporation continuum of care, which includes Mary Ann Morse at Heritage, providing traditional, mental health, and memory care assisted living, and Mary Ann Morse Home Care, offering skilled nursing and personal in-home care across 19 MetroWest communities. At Mary Ann Morse Healthcare, we are committed to helping seniors live their best lives and embrace healthy aging, regardless of their stage in life’s journey.
About Fresenius Kidney Care
Fresenius Kidney Care, a division of Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), provides kidney care support and dialysis services to more than 200,000 people with kidney disease every year whether in their own homes or at more than 2,600 facilities nationwide. Fresenius Kidney Care’s dedicated teams help address the physical and emotional aspects of kidney disease through personalized care, education, and lifestyle support services. For more information about
Fresenius Kidney Care, visit www.FreseniusKidneyCare.com.
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