WHAT KIND OF CARE IS NEEDED FOR SOMEONE UNDERGOING DIALYSIS? MY BROTHER NEEDS DIALYSIS & IS CURRENTLY STAYING IN A RESIDENTIAL CARE HOME, WITH THE EMPHASIS ON RESIDENTIAL. THERE IS A NP THAT VISITS ONCE A WEEK. BUT THERE IS ACTUALLY NO NURSING CARE. DOES HE NEED A HOME THAT PROVIDES SKILLED NURSING CARE? MY BROTHERS WANT HIM PROPERLY CARED FOR. HE IS SENILE UNFORTUNATELY & WOULD NOT REALLY RECOGNIZE ANY SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS THAT WOULD NEED TO BE REPORTED.

I am unable to make a specific diagnosis based on the information that you present.  I suggest that your brother be evaluated by a nephrologist and determine to proper treatment that is required.  The level of care that your brother needs can only be accurately determined when he has a proper diagnosis and treatment plan recommended by a nephrologist.

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