Home Dialysis on Da’ Bayou
If you discover you have kidney failure and need treatment to stay alive, it can be a difficult time in your life. If your diagnosis is new, you may be overwhelmed, confused, and angry.
But there are some important things you can do to help yourself. Learn all you can about your different treatment options and take an active role in decisions about your care.
Click on the picture to view one Louisiana farmer’s story of treatment and his choice to use home dialysis.
Help Us Give the Gifts of Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment This Holiday!
National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana is pleased to announce its participation in the “Trees of Hope” program again this year.
This program will allow us the opportunity to bring awareness to the fact that there are over 8,700 Louisianans on dialysis and 1,500 on the wait list for a kidney transplant ; as well as the chance to be awarded up to $5,000 in prize money which will go towards treatment programs and prevention methods.
We are asking that you take time to spread hope this holiday season and give the gifts of awareness, prevention, and treatment by supporting NKFL and casting your vote on our tree at Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner, La.
In order to vote, a person must have a B Connected card. The program is free to join, and members must be 21 or older. Just visit any B Connected Club in the casino to sign up and get a card. Once you are a member you can cast your vote at any kiosk located on any of the floors to print a ballot and show your support for NKFL! The ballot box is located in the front walkway near the trees.
Remember, your vote will go towards :
- Providing kidney disease education through public awareness campaigns and risk factors and early detection
- Sending children with chronic kidney disease, dialysis or who have had a transplant to summer camp
- Supporting local research for better treatment for kidney disease
- Promoting organ donation
- Advocating for kidney patients with better public policies that benefit kidney patients, transplant recipients and organ donors
Please help us make the holidays bright!
The Marketplace is Open for Business
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplaces begins today October 1 and will run through March 31, 2014 with coverage beginning January 1, 2014. As a result of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), it is expected that tens of thousands of the uninsured will now have access to health insurance and for many people this coverage will be subsidized making it more affordable.
The National Kidney Foundation encourages those who do not have Medicare, Medicaid or other health insurance to explore their new options starting today. Getting health insurance is an important step to gaining access to health care providers, medications, and treatments that can help those at risk of kidney disease and those with kidney disease better manage their health and help avoid kidney failure.
You can locate your local health insurance marketplace by visiting www.healthcare.gov or calling 1-800-318-2596. While you can compare health plans, apply for financial assistance and enroll online, in-person assistance will also be available in many communities to help you compare plans, determine your eligibility for financial assistance, and help you enroll. Given that this is a new program, some states may not have all of the information about financial assistance ready today, but you can still explore the marketplace and learn more about your health insurance options. Find out how to prepare for open enrollment here.
Do you plan to sign up? Let us know about your experience shopping in the Marketplace. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 9, 2014 @ Country Club of Louisiana in Baton Rouge
Monday, June 30, 2014 @ Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant
Monday, October 6, 2014 @ OakWing Golf Club in Alexandria
Monday, November 3, 2014 @ Chateau Golf and Country Club in Kenner
Monday, November 10, 2014 @ Oakbourne Golf and Country Club in Lafayette
Enjoy a great day of golf with your friends. Your support raises money for the Foundation’s programs and services. In addition, you can compete for the opportunity to play at Pinehurst, home of the 2014 U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open. Please contact David Warner to register.
THANKS NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION of LOUISIANA !
We had a great time at Camp Shining Stars! Check out our Video to see how much fun we had!
Your secure donation from our “Make a Gift” tab or submission by mail is still being accepted throughout the year as we plan for our 2014 Camp.
The Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition (LHEC) was founded to help Louisianians better understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). As a civic organization committed to providing unbiased healthcare and wellness information, LHEC will educate on the major drivers of healthcare costs, the critical importance of personal wellness and the need for access to quality healthcare by working with healthcare providers, small businesses, faith-based institutions, employers, community leaders, patient advocacy groups and the public. LHEC exists solely as an educational resource. It neither endorses nor seeks to create public policy. You may visit their website www.lhec.net
Say Yes! To Organ Donation
Become a donor by signing up on the Donate Life Louisiana website. When you say Yes! on your driver’s license, you are then registered as an organ, eye, and tissue donor.