Services

The Kidney Foundation of WNY provides a variety of programs and services to patients and their families in the 8 counties of WNY who are suffering from kidney disease and other related diseases.

Patient and Caregiver Services

For a patient who learns that he or she has CKD or another disease affecting the kidneys, the diagnosis can be overwhelming and the array of choices bewildering. KFWNY offers:

  • Resources to help patients better understand kidney disease and to navigate their options, including dialysis and transplantation.
  • Peer to peer counseling
  • Support groups
  • Community Garden for dialysis patients
  • Social events and celebrations   
  • Patient advocacy
  • Assisting with emergency financial, nutritional or transportation needs to some patients with acute needs

 

Community Awareness 

National agencies, the New York State Department of Health and Western New York county health departments have all publicly recognized the need for increased and improved awareness of kidney disease and contributing factors, both among at-risk populations and primary care physicians. KFWNY helps meet these needs by:

  • Promoting public awareness of CKD and its risk factors through broad-based and/or targeted public educational campaigns
  • Facilitating screenings for those at heightened risk
  • Partnering with community organizations to focus on the root causes of kidney disease; obesity, diabetes and hypertension

 

Professional Education

Continuing education for Healthcare Professionals is a key component of the Kidney Foundation of Western New York’s mission. We offer regular updates and education programs to Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers and other Healthcare professionals. 

 

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