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Little Fighters, Big Hearts: Navigating Pediatric Dialysis for Childhood Wellness at Central Florida Kidney Centers

  • Overview:

    Pediatric dialysis can be a challenging experience for children and their families, but with the right support and resources, it is possible to navigate this journey with grace and resilience. At Central Florida Kidney Centers, we are committed to providing the highest quality care for children with kidney disease, and we strive to support their overall wellness and growth throughout their treatment.

    Here are some following ways we support children and families in navigating pediatric dialysis for childhood wellness:

    1. Individualized care plans:

    We work closely with each child and their family to create personalized care plans that take into account their unique needs and goals.

    2. Child-friendly environment:

    Our facilities are designed to be welcoming and comfortable for children, with colorful decor, toys, and age-appropriate activities.

    3. Education and support:

    We provide comprehensive education and support for both children and parents, helping them understand their condition and empowering them to take an active role in their care.

    4. Emotional support:

    Coping with a chronic illness can be emotionally challenging, so we offer counseling services and support groups to help children and families navigate their feelings and build resilience.

    5. Nutritional guidance:

    A healthy diet is essential for children on dialysis, so our team of dietitians works with families to create nutritious and delicious meal plans.

    6. Physical therapy:

    We offer physical therapy services to help children maintain their strength and mobility, improving their overall wellness and quality of life.

    7. School support:

    We work with schools to ensure that children on dialysis can continue their education, providing resources and accommodations to support their academic success.

    8. Transition support:

    As children grow and mature, we provide support for transitioning from pediatric to adult care, ensuring a smooth and seamless transition for continued wellness.

    9. Family-centered care:

    We recognize the importance of family support in a child's wellness journey, so we involve parents and caregivers in the care team and encourage open communication and collaboration.

    10. Community engagement:

    We work closely with community organizations and resources to provide children and families with additional support and opportunities for growth and connection.


    At Central Florida Kidney Centers, we are dedicated to supporting children with kidney disease in achieving their best health and wellness. Through individualized care, education, support, and a focus on overall wellness, we aim to help children thrive despite the challenges of pediatric dialysis.

    Posted on: 2024/03/22