Nightingales Home Health Services Partners with DaVita for Home Nephrocare

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Published: June 30, 2015 7:20:42 AM

Nightingales Home Health Services, an enterprise of Medwell Ventures and the pioneer of specialty home healthcare in India today announced its association with DaVita, the global major in kidney care and the largest chain of standalone dialysis and kidney care centres in India.

Nightingales Home Health Services, an enterprise of Medwell Ventures and the pioneer of specialty home healthcare in India today announced its association with DaVita, the global major in kidney care and the largest chain of standalone dialysis and kidney care centres in India. DaVita is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States through 2,197 outpatient dialysis centres and also operates 93 outpatient dialysis centres across 10 countries. Through this association Nightingales and DaVita come together to launch pre and post dialysis continuum of care and the first of its kind home hemodialysis for patients of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) with the entire setup of dialysis being installed at the patient’s home.

Chronic kidney disease is emerging amongst the most prevalent chronic diseases globally and rapidly increasing particularly in patients suffering from diabetes and hypertension. In India too diabetes and hypertension account for 40-60% of cases with chronic kidney disease and currently 229/million people in the country have incidence of end stage kidney disease and need renal replacement therapy. Every year India adds more than 3 lakh new people who require some form or Renal Replacement Therapy. Bangalore alone has close to 4,000 patients on Hemodialysis however less than 100 patients in India are currently on Home Hemodialysis (HHD). With the rising need for hemodialysis and an increasing demand for Home Hemodialysis, this partnership is another significant step towards the rise of specialty home healthcare services in India. DaVita has a team of 46000 doctors, dialysis therapists, nurses and other staff worldwide and 300 in India.

Under this partnership, Nightingales would provide a specialized Nephro care plan which will include screening of patients for kidney related medical issue, initial clinical assessment, nursing care for pre and post dialysis continuum of care, dietary consultation, diagnostics and physical therapy. In addition for the Home Hemodialysis program DaVita would be responsible for the infrastructure setup including Dialysis Machine, Reverse Osmosis Ultrafiltration Water Plant, Consumables, etc. Through its advanced technological infrastructure, the DaVita Command Centre will be able to monitor the patient on real time basis, check for alarms, etc. and the staff will be able to converse with the patient via videoconference facility. Nephrologists associated with DaVita will also be available for home consultation for chronic patients with end stage renal disease.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Lalit Pai, CEO, Nightingales Home Health Services said, “At Nightingales, we strive to provide the most advanced specialty care at home for patients with chronic diseases through the optimal use of technology and clinical expertise. With the rise of chronic kidney disease and long term dialysis requirement, Home Hemodialysis is a step in that direction. DaVita’s experience and high quality integrated treatment plans in kidney care will be immensely useful for our patients”

Commenting on the partnership, Dr Shriram Vijayakumar, CEO & MD DaVita, India said “We are pleased to associate with Nightingales to bring in our robust Home Hemodialysis services to India. Technology is rapidly changing in this field. With our global experience, a strong team of dialysis therapists, sound infrastructure and Nightingales expertise in Home Healthcare we will together create an excellent combination for patient care. ”

About Nightingales Home HealthServices

Nightingales has been in the home health sector since 1996 in Bangalore. Post the acquisition of the company by Medwell it has  developed a strong focus on specialty home healthcare services in chronic diseases including pulmonology, cardiology, neurology, metabolic diseases, orthopedics, geriatrics and post-operative rehabilitation making it India’s leading home health company. Additional services are being introduced, including remote health monitoring, tele-health, diagnostics, rehabilitation and wellness therapeutics. Nightingales ensures excellence in patient health outcomes through a validated protocol and care plan approach for chronic diseases including congestive heart failure, stroke management, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders, wound care management for diabetics, dementia care, Alzheimer’s care and chronic arthritic pain management. The company has recently established a successful home dentistry program. Nightingales has also built relationships with key medical technology providers to enhance its reach and effectiveness of service delivery. Nightingales aims to establish a home healthcare delivery network in 10 Indian metro clusters and increase its subscriber base to over 500,000 families.

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About DaVita Kidney Care in India

DaVita Kidney Care is a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., a global company that, through its operating divisions, provides a variety of health care services to patient populations in India and throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. A leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, DaVita Kidney Care treats patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. DaVita Kidney Care strives to improve patients’ quality of life by innovating clinical care, and by offering integrated treatment plans, personalized care teams and convenient health-management services. As of March. 31, 2015, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,239 outpatient dialysis centers worldwide serving approximately 176,500 patients. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. For more information, please visit DaVita.In

DaVita and DaVita HealthCare Partners are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc.

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