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BAYADA Hospice Fulfills Patient's Wish for Family Poker Game

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Dec 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Whenever Julie Shindel, MSW would visit her 94-year-old patient Donald Murtagh to provide BAYADA Hospice services, she’d walk in and find him playing video poker on his computer. Inevitably he’d have to stop playing to talk to Julie, but you could tell he didn’t want to.

When Julie did her standard “life review” with Mr. Murtagh, a resident of Landenberg, PA, only then did she realize that poker meant a whole lot more to him than just a pastime. The life review is at the center of BAYADA Hospice services; it’s their way to help patients prepare for a peaceful end of life by exploring what goals and experiences are most important to them, what can bring them the most joy now, and what personal relationships may need some time and care to make sure that nothing important goes left unsaid. Then the BAYADA Hospice team supports the patient in making their wishes come true.

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Topics: BAYADA Hospice

BAYADAbility Team Leads the Way at National ARN Conference

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Dec 8, 2017 10:09:24 AM

collage-REV-1.jpgPhoto (L-R):  BAYADA thought leaders Carole Kriessman, Cay Ambrose, Lori Ragonese, and Tyke Ingram. 

The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) held their annual conference in Seattle,Washington on Wednesday, November 8 to Saturday, November 11. More than 850 rehabilitation nurses from around the country gathered to advance their knowledge and explore cutting-edge solutions.

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Topics: Thought Leadership, BAYADAbility Rehab Solutions, Rehabilitation Nursing

BAYADA Home Health Care Honored as One of The Best Places to Work in 2018, a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award Winner

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 6, 2017 10:16:37 AM

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BAYADA Home Health Care has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, who elect to provide feedback on their jobs, work environments, and companies via Glassdoor.  

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Topics: BAYADA Home Health Care, Glassdoor

BAYADA Recognized for Quality; Named to the 2017 HomeCare Elite

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Dec 4, 2017 11:01:26 AM

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BAYADA Home Health Care has been included in the 2017 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.  The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

“The team at BAYADA has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top  home care agencies in the country.”

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Topics: Awards and recognition, BAYADA Home Health Care

Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 BAYADA Awards; Two Winners Granted $10,000 Each

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Nov 28, 2017 9:20:08 AM

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In partnership with Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professionals, the 2018 BAYADA Award applications are now underway. Those with innovative ideas in either two categories (health care education or clinical practice) are encouraged to apply to win one of two $10,000 awards.

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Topics: Awards and recognition

After Life-threatening Accident, Man Receives Critical Home Care Services

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Nov 15, 2017 2:50:56 PM

JohnImageForBlog.pngIt was a fluke accident in the middle of winter that John barely survived. John, born with cerebral palsy and developmentally delayed, was living alone when he got his wheelchair stuck in a snowbank. Stranded for 12 to14 hours, he ended up suffering frost bite and a heart attack. Following this incident, John ended up in a nursing facility, when all he wanted was to go back to his home. That’s when Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island coordinated in-home care with BAYADA to help John take back control of his life.

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Topics: cerebral palsy, Home Care

BAYADA Receives Two 2017 HealthInsight Quality Awards

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Nov 10, 2017 11:42:01 AM

quality_awards_2017_HORweb-1.pngBAYADA Home Health Care in Albuquerque was recognized with two awards—the Home Health Quality Award and the Certificate for Excellence in Quality Improvement—for their commitment to promoting patient-centered care and improving performanceThe inaugural home health awards were presented at the New Mexico Association for Home & Hospice Care 45th Annual Conference, held in Albuquerque.

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Topics: Awards and recognition

BAYADA Expands Services in New Hampshire

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Nov 8, 2017 3:26:26 PM

 

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Manchester, NH Mayor Ted Gatsas (center, holding scissors) joined BAYADA staff for the grand opening of the company's new location in Manchester

As Mayor Ted Gatsas presided over a ribbon cutting ceremony, members of the community, local businesses and health care organizations, nurses, home health aides, staff, and patients came together to celebrate the grand opening of BAYADA Home Health Care’s new location in Manchester, NH.

BAYADA has provided assistive care services, such as help with bathing, grooming, and meal preparation, in the Manchester area since 2015. In their new location at 33 Lowell Street in Manchester, the Assistive Care office shares space with the first BAYADA office to provide pediatric care in New Hampshire.

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Topics: Home Health Care, BAYADA, Personal care, new office, BAYADA Pediatrics, New Hampshire

Candidate Visit with Pediatric Client Demonstrates the Critical Role of Home Care Nurses

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Oct 27, 2017 1:44:11 PM

17-292-2202-GAO_ResizeTaraPhoto2.jpgPictured (from L to r) are Tara Montage, her daughter Mary, and New Jersey Assembly candidate for the 7th district Carol Murphy

Mary Montague, 20, of Burlington, NJ, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), recently welcomed New Jersey Legislative District 7 assembly candidate Carol Murphy to her home to witness, first-hand, the vital role that home care nurses play in her daily life.

SMA is a genetic disease that affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability for those with the disease to walk, eat, or breathe on their own. Since birth, Mary’s parents, Tara and Jim, have relied on nursing care at home to help with their daughter’s complex medical needs. However, it has become increasingly difficult to find nurses to cover the 16 hours of insurance-authorized care that Mary is eligible for every day.

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Topics: Pediatric Nurses, BAYADA Pediatrics

BAYADA Pediatrics Expands Services to Phoenix, AZ

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Oct 20, 2017 2:26:58 PM

 

SimLab_Dir-HeatherKuzara_LPN-TemiBrown_1 BAYADA Simulation Lab Director Heather Kuzara, RN, trains Temi Brown, LPN. The BAYADA Pediatrics simulation lab
features computerized manikins that mimic real-life medical emergencies.

BAYADA Pediatrics, a specialty practice of BAYADA Home Health Care, recently celebrated the grand opening of their first pediatrics office in Arizona. BAYADA provides nursing care at home and school for children with special needs from birth through adolescence in Maricopa County. The new office is located at 706 East Bell Road, Suite 111, in Phoenix.

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Topics: Pediatric Nurses, BAYADA Pediatrics

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