By writer to www.hammondstar.com
For 4 years, I’ve served my neighborhood as a social employee devoted to serving to dialysis sufferers.
I’ve seen each the on a regular basis issues kidney sufferers face and the bigger points with how our well being care system handles them. There are quite a lot of obstacles that require extra consideration.
Many sufferers on dialysis require journeys to facilities for remedies a number of instances per week, and main issues come up when sufferers don’t have transportation to their remedy facilities.
When sufferers can’t get to the middle, they fall behind on remedies and don’t obtain the important care they want. Transportation to remedy facilities is an important situation that must be addressed.
I additionally assist sufferers navigate the numerous completely different medical doctors they have to see.
Dialysis sufferers often have a number of medical doctors and specialists prescribing medicines and remedy plans. Oftentimes, it’s on the affected person to speak and coordinate between medical doctors to make sure their care plans are working cohesively.
There must be a coordinated care system so every affected person’s medical doctors can talk their completely different remedy plans with each other and be sure that all of a affected person’s wants are being met.
That is why we want Congresswoman Julia Letlow and different representatives in Louisiana to assist the Higher Kidney Care Act. This laws would supply options to those challenges by providing transportation alongside dental care and coordination companies.
Sufferers are relying on Congress to cross this invoice.
— Vonthisha Wiley, dialysis affected person advocate from Louisiana
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