Fresenius Medical Care said it is expanding its transitional care units in the U.S. this year.
The company plans to open more than 100 new TCUs in 2020 to help people recently diagnosed with kidney failure to learn about the treatment options available, including home dialysis.
TCUs are designed as a separate space within a dialysis center with staff that are dedicated to onboarding patients that are new to dialysis in their first weeks of treatment. The staff are also there to assist patients transitioning between modalities while supporting individuals who are returning to dialysis from transplant.
Fresenius said it has been rapidly opening TCUs across the U.S. and has 65 open already. The company said over 50% of TCU patients will choose the home dialysis modality.