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BAYADA Nurse Helps Dying Man Celebrate His Life His Way

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Mar 15, 2017 10:09:09 AM

 

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Pat Connors spent his goodbye party smiling the whole time - Photo courtesy of Mike Christy of the Arizona Daily Star

In early March 2017, 48 year-old Pat Connors, a prominent restauranteur in Tucson, AZ, knew he wanted a joyful celebration of his life—not a typical sad funeral—as he faced the end stages of stage-4 lung cancer. And he wanted to be there for it, too. He desired an “awake wake,” as he called it, to say goodbye to his family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors at the restaurant he owned.

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Topics: BAYADA Nurses, BAYADA Hospice, BAYADA Careers

J. Mark and Ann Baiada Receive 2017 Distinguished Graduate Award

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Mar 10, 2017 1:44:30 PM

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On May 4, 2017, the Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS) will hold a gala to celebrate the gift of Catholic education and raise scholarship funds to assist families in need. During the program, J. Mark Baiada, founder and president of BAYADA Home Health Care, and wife, retired Director Ann Baiada, will receive the 2017 Distinguished Graduate Award for dedicating their lives to the care and service of others.

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BAYADA Center for Autism Services Opens in Hawaii

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Mar 6, 2017 9:51:54 AM

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BAYADA President and Founder Mark Baiada (4th from left) joined BAYADA staff for the grand opening of the new Center-Based Services Program serving individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities

Walk onto the second floor of the office building at 427 Ala Makani Street in Kahului, Maui and you’ll be greeted by more than 1,500 square feet filled with brightly colored floor mats, over-sized Legos, a trampoline, a teepee, bean bag chairs, crayons, puzzles, books, balls, and blocks.

At first glance, this warm, inviting space may seem like the back drop for a typical day care center, but upon closer look, you’ll discover it is so much more. It’s all part of the Maui Center-Based Services program developed by BAYADA Home Care, a non-profit organization that provides behavioral health services throughout Hawaii. The new center uses an evidence-based approach called applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat individuals with autism and related learning or social disorders.

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Topics: Autism awareness, ABA therapy, Autism, Behavioral Health Services

Adult Nursing and Assistive Care Offices Achieve National Recognition

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Mar 1, 2017 8:33:24 AM

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In 2017, 60% of BAYADA’s Adult Nursing, Assistive Care, and Assistive Care State Programs offices qualified for three or more of Home Care Pulse’s Provider of Choice categories, recognizing us as Best of Home Care Endorsed National Provider for client experience by Home Care Pulse, a third party survey vendor.

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Topics: Nursing award, Award

State Rep Experiences a Day in the Life of Union Home Care Patient

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Feb 27, 2017 5:10:43 PM

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On February 17, North Carolina state Representative Dean Arp visited a Union County man who relies on services to stay safe at home.

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Topics: North Carolina

BAYADA and AlayaCare Empower Caregivers with Innovative Technology to Simplify Workflows

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Feb 14, 2017 11:25:56 AM

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BAYADA Home Health Care is partnering with AlayaCare, a home healthcare technology company, to pilot a program that will bring on-demand health information, real-time task management, and clinical documentation to the fingertips of BAYADA clinicians and field employees. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both organizations to empower employees and improve health outcomes by employing innovative technology solutions.

The goals of this pilot will employ mobile technology to:

  • Reduce administrative complexity and streamline workflows, increasing efficiency for BAYADA care professionals
  • Empower BAYADA clinicians to capture clinical information and manage caseloads from the field
  • Engage field employees to improve client outcomes

This partnership aligns with BAYADA’s people-first strategy to leverage state-of-the-art technology in care delivery and training so its caregivers can focus on what’s most important to them: their clients.

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Topics: jobs with BAYADA, Adult Nursing, health care technology

BAYADA Home Health Care Named Top Agency; ranked on the 2016 HomeCare Elite

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Feb 13, 2017 3:43:48 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care announced that it has been named to the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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Topics: HomeCare Elite

Under BAYADA's Care, Atlantic City Woman Regains Ability to Speak

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 8, 2017 10:39:42 AM

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Andrea's mother, Mrs.Ophelia G., lived in a facility and spent her time in double-occupancy room for five years. Her breathing needed to be monitored 24/7, due to a chronic condition. Bedridden and unable to speak, Mrs. G hadn't been outside for years. She only saw her daughter when she visited the nursing home after her work shift. Then, one day while they were sitting together, they had a revelation that changed everything.

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Topics: safety at home, BAYADA, Home Care

NJ Lieutenant Governor Joins BAYADA for “Wall-Breaking” Celebration

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Feb 3, 2017 12:14:47 PM

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Getting ready to symbolically begin renovations of BAYADA's new buildings are, (from left to right) BAYADA Chief Financial and Administrative Officer Tom Sibson, BAYADA Practice President David Baiada, BAYADA President and Founder Mark Baiada, NJ Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, and Pennsauken, NJ Mayor Betsy McBride.

BAYADA Home Health Care, a national provider of home health care services to children, adults, and seniors from more than 310 offices in 22 states, recently hosted a ceremony to mark the start of renovations on its new office space at 4300 and 4350 Haddonfield Road in Pennsauken, NJ.

Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno served as keynote speaker at the ceremony, which also featured U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross's District Director Mary Cruz, Pennsauken Township Mayor Betsy McBride, and BAYADA President and Founder Mark Baiada.

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Topics: BAYADA, Nursing Jobs, new office, jobs

BAYADA Offices Named “2017 Best of Home Care ® Provider of Choice”

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 2, 2017 1:15:13 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care received the 2017 Best of Home Care ® Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse, the industry’s leading research firm that benchmarks quality satisfaction across North America. This distinction ranks BAYADA among a select few home care providers across the country with proven ability to provide outstanding care. This year, 56 of BAYADA’s adult nursing, assistive care, and assistive care state-program offices received the honor.

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Topics: Award

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