I also use the Fresenius “Baby 2008K”, which is a popular “conventional” dialysis machine - the same model which is used in a lot of dialysis centres, but on a shorter platform so the machine isn’t as tall. There was a write-up in a local paper about a 70+ year old couple who trained the same place I did, on the same machine, and have been doing daily hemo for the better part of the past year. So, it certainly is possible. In that particular case, the husband is the patient, and the wife if the helper.
The concept of dialysis is similar no matter what the machine, and no machine delivers better dialysis than any other. Some machines are more flexible in what they can do, but other than that, the more simplified machines either eliminate most of the daily setup by reusing the same tubing and disinfecting it in place on the machine, or they use a cartridge-like system that greatly simplifies the daily setup. A machine like mine uses new tubing and a new dialyzer each treatment, plus a bicarbonate and and acid jug, both of which are only used for one treatment. Everything is simply thrown away after the treatment (the jugs go to the recycling bin. It’s not really that complicated though. It just takes a little longer to set it up each treatment.
Whatever the machine which is used locally, home hemodialysis is very feasible. All they can do is to try it, that is, start the training (they would probably get a presentation about it first anyway). If it’s too much, it will quickly be apparent. Many people start the 6 week training and decide after the first week or two that it’s not for them, and nobody will force them to continue. Plus, once they are doing it, there’s no law which says they have to continue if it becomes too much at some point. So, no harm in trying.
Other than the machine, you also need to consider where the supplies will go. There are a lot of supplies for one month’s worth of treatment, plus, if it was me, I would also look at how far they would be from the paramedic ambulance should they need assistance - not that it’s any more dangerous at home than in a dialysis centre, but, things can happen.
For the person doing the home dialysis, it does help to have reasonably good dexterity (for handling the needles, syringes and connections), and you need to pay attention to what you’re doing. But, it’s not rocket science. You just follow the instructions or check-list, and learn a few procedures should some things go wrong, like taking yourself off manually when there’s a power failure, what to do in case of a fire, how to infuse saline if the blood pressure drops below a certain level, etc.
Even though this is a forum which advocates home dialysis, before you have them make that move, another possibility is that the current dialysis prescription is not optimal, leaving your mother drained and exhausted after a treatment. It’s kind of normal to be tired after a treatment of thrice-weekly hemodialysis, but there are things in the dialysis prescription which can be changed, but which may not necessarily be changed unless questions are asked. Dry weight can be changed, potassium concentration can be changed, bicarbonate can be changed, etc. Blood pressure medications are a major contributor to fatigue, in my opinion, and doctors are often reluctant to change these without some perseverant prodding. Sometimes these things can help.