For Ms Chew, she is supported by frequent visits from a care team from non-profit organisation Lions Befrienders.
“All the patients on peritoneal (are grouped) together. They have a support group, and then we are supervising the support group,” said Lions Befrienders Service Association executive director Karen Wee.
“So it means that there’s more home-based services and more support for them to age at home.”
With home dialysis, low-risk cases do not need to be admitted to nursing homes, daycare centres or dialysis centres, where there are long waitlists for services.
“For seniors who are able to do the home dialysis, peritoneal dialysis at home … It’s only about two weeks of training, and it’s very straightforward. They can do this at their own time and this allows for flexibility,” said Ms Wee.