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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


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

Betty with her daughter Ann

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


 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


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


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

Mark Baiada Interview with The Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Jan 12, 2015 12:46:00 PM

J.-Mark-Baiada-600BAYADA Founder and President Mark Baiada.           Photo: Ed Hille/Inquirer Staff

As BAYADA Home Health Care celebrates its 40th anniversary, learn how Founder and President Mark Baiada started the company in 1975 and why he chose home health care as a business.

The Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer, Jane M. Von Bergen, sat down with Mr. Baiada for an interview, which was published today in the print and online editions. 

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Topics: Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care

BAYADA volunteers in MA provided seniors with hot meals

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Dec 15, 2014 2:45:57 PM


On December 8, volunteers from BAYADA Massachusetts service offices prepared and served a hot, nutritious lunch for a group of senior citizens. 

Through a partnership with EcoMediaCBS and the Meals on Wheels Association of America, BAYADA is supporting the Massachusetts Emergency Relief Program to ensure seniors have access to nutritious, shelf-stable meals in the event of inclement weather or natural disasters.  BAYADA provided financial assistance to six Meals on Wheels Association member organizations in the Commonwealth which will support emergency relief and meal distribution programs. This funding will provide nearly 8,500 meals to more than 2,000 seniors.

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Topics: The BAYADA Way, BAYADA employees

Woman with ALS Speaks Again After Three Years

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Nov 21, 2014 9:41:00 AM


Clinical Manager Beatrice Lewis, client Lisa D., and BAYADA Nurse Shanta Waugh

Like so many others with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating and terminal neurological disease, Lisa D. lost her ability to walk, sit up, and breathe. To connect the assistive device that would enable her to breathe, she needed a tracheotomy—a small incision cut in her neck. Following this procedure, Lisa could no longer speak, leaving her family heartbroken.

Her family thought her inability to speak was a result of the disease. Bed bound for three years and only leaving her house for doctor appointments, her quality of life dramatically declined. Then, her family switched to BAYADA Home Health Care.

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Topics: Home Health Care, ALS Association

Team BAYADA Recognized for Exceptional ALS Fundraising

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Nov 20, 2014 4:47:49 PM


Manager Tracy Sideris and Founder and President Mark Baiada with the Heroes of Hope award

At The Walk to Defeat ALS for the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of The ALS Association on Saturday, November 15, Team BAYADA brought together more than 160 people, raised more than $7,000, and won first place for the highest-grossing corporate fundraising team. Their leader, BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada, accepted the Heroes of Hope award for the team that has worked tirelessly to make a difference and improve the quality of life for those living with ALS and their families.

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Topics: Awards and recognition, ALS Association

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