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BAYADA Supports World MS Day

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 22, 2015 4:28:00 PM

CollageTeam BAYADA participated in 17 Walk MS events in 2015

During World MS Day on May 27 and throughout the rest of the year, BAYADA Home Health Care is dedicated to connecting with the MS community through our partnerships and participation in Walk MS events to show that we are #strongerthanMS.

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Topics: Community outreach, MS

BAYADA Award Recipients Honored for Technological Innovation

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 20, 2015 1:26:00 PM

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The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice provided two $10,000 cash prizes to nurses who have made significant contributions to their field through the development or adoption of a new technology. This year, nurses from Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC) and Duke University School of Nursing's Center for Nursing Discovery (CND) received the award, which is sponsored by BAYADA Home Health Care and presented by Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Topics: Awards and recognition

Mark Baiada Inducted Into Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Posted by Jim Armstrong

May 8, 2015 3:27:00 PM

 

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The Rutgers University Alumni Association inducted Founder and President Mark Baiada into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, humanitarian, and innovator.

“Being inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni is the university’s highest honor, bestowed upon only 218 of our graduates in the university’s 250-year history," said Vice President Donna K. Thornton, Alumni Relations, Rutgers University. "What Mark has accomplished by creating, guiding, and growing BAYADA Home Health Care is truly remarkable.”

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Topics: Mark Baiada, Awards and recognition

May is ALS Awareness Month

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Apr 29, 2015 3:48:00 PM

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Client with ALS, Royce C. (seated) with his family and members of his BAYADA care team

As a national partner with The ALS Association, BAYADA Home Health Care is committed to helping increase public awareness about ALS and offering resources and support for those affected by the disease.

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Topics: ALS Association

Home Care Advocates Rally in Harrisburg

Posted by Greg Howe

Apr 27, 2015 1:16:03 PM

Pennsylvania home care providers and clients visit lawmakers to garner support

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BAYADA Home Health Care joined the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) to advocate for fair Medicaid reimbursement rates and the elimination of a home care tax and home care worker registry 

More than 170 BAYADA Home Health Care employees— joined with advocates from the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA), other home care providers, and clients—swarmed the state capitol on Tuesday, April 21, helping to spread the message to legislators that home care is the most affordable and preferred delivery of health services. Organized by PHA, the industry’s lobby day sought to educate and garner support from lawmakers on three key home care issues.

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Topics: Advocacy, PA, Pennsylvania Homecare Association

Hospice: A priceless gift

Posted by Linda Hughes

Apr 14, 2015 4:24:00 PM

BAYADA lightens the burden; helps patient and her family focus on living

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Betty Fairchild (right) receives care from BAYADA Hospice in the home of her daughter, Ann Eckroat (left).

On a cool December night, Betty Fairchild, 85, sat in the auditorium of her great-grandson’s school for his holiday choir concert. Hearing that first note when he began singing was a moment that she would cherish, and she hoped he would always remember her presence there.

Despite her heart failure and COPD, Betty was able to venture out in the late fall in a wheelchair, with a fresh tank of oxygen, because of the decision she and her family had made a few months earlier – the decision to enroll in hospice care.

After repeated hospital visits to battle pneumonia, Betty told her family, “I don’t want to go to the hospital any more. I just want to be home.”

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BAYADA Celebrates Partnership with the MS Society

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 27, 2015 2:58:00 PM

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 Photo: BAYADA’s Marketing and Government Affairs Offices show their support for MS Awareness by wearing orange. From left to right: Nicole Onofrio, Lee Dobson, Pete Cellini, Mike Fassino, Anita Weinberg, Louise Lindenmeier, Emma Straub, Tracy Sideris, Dave Totaro, Stephanie Finnel, Laura Ness, Adam Krushinskie Elizabeth Oberer, Angelo Terrana, and Katie Durkin.

BAYADA Home Health Care is partnering with the National MS Society’s Greater Delaware Valley, New Jersey Metro, and Keystone (Western PA) Chapters. As a proud partner, we support the MS Society’s mission to raise awareness about MS and to help improve the quality of life for people living with MS by providing quality home health care with comfort, independence and dignity.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, BAYADA employees, MS

New ALS Training Program Developed for BAYADA Home Health Aides

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Feb 19, 2015 3:26:00 PM

56-closerClient with ALS Royce C. with his BAYADA Home Health Aide Rebecca Miller

While the #icebucketchallenge was capturing the nation's attention and raising awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) among the general public, clinical experts at BAYADA Home Health Care were working with the national chapter of The ALS Association to develop and pilot a unique and proprietary seven-part training program for BAYADA Home Health Aides to meet the specific and individual needs of those living with ALS. 

Topics of the seven-part series focus on the most common themes affecting those with ALS: speech and communication, swallowing and nutrition, mobility, pain management, and elimination, as well as psychosocial and respiratory issues.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, ALS Association, HHA training

BAYADA Home Health Care Marks 40th Anniversary

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Feb 6, 2015 9:23:53 AM

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While the nursing profession has certainly changed since the company's start in 1975, BAYADA's commitment to providing care with compassion, excellence, and reliability has never wavered.

BAYADA expects home health care market to continue to grow; bright outlook for job opportunities

As BAYADA Home Health Care celebrates its 40th anniversary, the company’s President and Founder Mark Baiada anticipates a bright outlook for careers in caring for adults and children at home. He expects that the increase in the elderly population, coupled with the growing demand for high-tech pediatric care, will translate to more home health care job opportunities for those seeking a career with a stable, growth-oriented employer.

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, BAYADA, BAYADA Nurses, Home health care careers, BAYADA employees

BAYADA Receives Clinical Care Research Grant from Cure SMA

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Jan 27, 2015 10:22:00 AM

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Parents like Al Freedman, pictured with his son Jack, who has SMA, will benefit from a Cure SMA grant that will allow BAYADA Home Health Care to provide simulation lab training to families of children with SMA.

 

Pilot program will train family caregivers of those with spinal muscular atrophy

Cure SMA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), has awarded BAYADA Pediatrics, a specialty of BAYADA Home Health Care, with a $30,000 clinical care grant. The funding will allow BAYADA to develop a pilot study involving hands-on, simulation-based training to help family members care for the complex medical needs of their children with SMA.

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Topics: children with special needs, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, BAYADA Pediatrics, BAYADA, children with disabilities, SMA, FSMA, Pediatric home care

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