— Short-Term Rehab Guests Can Remain On-Campus for Treatments —
Keswick, in partnership with Concerto Renal Services, today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art dialysis facility at its Hampden/Roland Park campus. By offering this service on-site, rehab guests referred from area hospitals will be able to access dialysis services without leaving the building, offering convenience, continuity of care and peace of mind for patients and their families.
Construction of the new 1,200-square-foot space began in November, 2021. At capacity, the multi-station center will be able to treat up to six individuals at a time and will serve up to 36 patients per week while they receive rehabilitation services at Keswick. Each treatment lasts about four hours.
Located on the lower level of Keswick’s rehab unit, patients will be able to maximize their therapy, have collaborative care between the attending physician and Keswick and nephrologist, and continue with dialysis. “This model will provide the highest level of patient satisfaction and improved outcomes for our residents,” said Daljeet S. Saluja MD, Saluja Medical Associates, Keswick Medical Director.
Staff will include a registered nurse, social worker, dietitian and patient care technician who works under the supervision of the RN.
“Keswick is excited to be able to provide this on-site den to address an unmet need for the sub-acute patient requiring dialysis,” said Kathy Graning, OTR/L, MPA, NHA, vice president, clinical services at Keswick. “Multiple sources have been reaching out to us wanting to know when we can begin to take patients, and we’re so glad to be able to tell them we’re open.”
In addition to dialysis services, Keswick’s new center features:
- Garden-facing floor-to-ceiling windows;
- Personalized dialysis chairs that move with the patient from their room to the center; and,
- State-of-art individually controlled televisions with internet allowing each person to access email, search engines, online games, programming and resources as well as social media.
“Concerto’s partnership with the Keswick provides priceless benefits to the Keswick Community,” noted Concerto Chief Executive Officer Shimmy Meystel. “The ability for rehab guests in need to dialyze in place – onsite, eliminates transportation risks, costs, and inconvenience while providing superior clinical coordination. It’s a win for everybody.”
To learn more about on-site dialysis during a rehab stay at Keswick, please contact the Admissions Team, [email protected] or 410-235-8860.
Keswick, a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for older people for over 138 years. Keswick supports the well-being of all those we serve, as we have for generation after generation, through direct service, funding and advocacy. Keswick has several community health offerings as well as sub-acute/rehabilitation care and long-term care including hospice services. For more information visit https://choosekeswick.org/