By Anastasia Korbitz, LCSW
Whether you are planning a cruise to Hawaii to take hula lessons, hopping on a plane to England to drink tea with the Queen, or driving to the North woods to watch the annual cow patty toss, planning ahead, being flexible and partnering with WDI will make your travel experience like a day at the beach! So where do you start?
Helpful Websites for the Savvy Traveler
www.dialysisfinder.com: Enter a city, address, zip code or state for a map and listing of dialysis units in the area you are traveling to.
www.globaldialysis.com: Includes inter-national listings for places to stay, travel agents, tours, cruises and travel insurance as well as dialysis centers.
www.medicare.gov/dialysis/home.asp: This site lists Medicare-approved dialysis facilities in the U.S. It has a feature allowing you to compare many facilities.
www.nephron.com: Search this site for dialysis units.
Attention PD patients: Please discuss your travel plans with your PD nurse. Although most of what has been discussed in this article pertains to you, and you are encouraged to participate in all levels of planning for your travel, your nurse will need to discuss the process of traveling with your PD supplies.
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