Forbes, Time Magazine, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and many other publications release rankings of the "Great Places to Retire " or "Best Cities for Successful Aging." Yet, what about Dialysis patients: What are the best cities in which they can reside that offer a high quality of life for their specific and very specialized needs?
No matter what a Dialysis patient's age may be, most Chronic Kidney Disease patients who conduct Dialysis require certain accommodations in order to improve their quality of life as well as longevity. For instance, easy access to transportation is critical for Dialysis patients to maintain their independence, reduce stress and anxiety, as well as travel to their Dialysis Treatments and Doctor's appointments on a regular basis and to the grocery store to purchase fresh foods necessary for a healthy diet.
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Hence, KidneyBuzz.com's List of "Best Cities For Dialysis Patients' Success" take into account affordable housing and living costs, taxes, weather and air quality, crime rates, doctor availability, transportation and "walkability." While most Chronic Kidney Disease patients will not likely decide to move based on this list alone, if you are considering moving in the future, then this list very well may be a handy reference. Also, you can use some of the traits from these top Dialysis Cities to determine how you can get the most out of your city given the clearly listed criteria.
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