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BAYADA to Host Pediatric Home Health Care Nursing Career Open House

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Apr 27, 2016 11:45:19 AM

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BAYADA Pediatrics Nurse Joy Miller loves helping children with special needs be safe at home.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Pediatric home care, Pediatric Nurses, Nurses

BAYADA's Client Experience Summit Informs and Inspires

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Apr 4, 2016 12:37:58 PM

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Individuals gathered at the Crowne Plaza hotel in NJ for BAYADA's Client Experience Summit.

On Thursday, March 17, BAYADA employees and some of the clients and families they serve spent the day at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ for a day filled with information, inspiration, and innovation. The day reinforced BAYADA’s care philosphy - our clients come first - and the commitment to continuously improve their care and service through evaluation. The summit served as a platform to gain valuable feedback and explore additional ways to ensure BAYADA's clients feel cared for and supported.

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BAYADA Habilitation Offers Fast-Track Career Growth Opportunities

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Apr 4, 2016 11:23:19 AM

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BAYADA Habilitation Technician Ashley Pruitt engages in therapeutic play with her client Jada, who has autism. 

BAYADA Habilitation, a BAYADA Home Health Care specialty practice, has developed an innovative, career development program for ambitious, caring individuals interested in working with the intellectual and developmentally disabled population.

This program, called REACH (Reaching, Excelling, Achieving, and Committing to Habilitation) provides a fast-track path for those with one year of experience to join BAYADA as a habilitation technician and grow into a leadership or management role.

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Topics: Habilitation, Careers in Habilitation

BAYADA Featured in Story on NJ Medicaid Need

Posted by Greg Howe

Mar 17, 2016 1:52:11 PM

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BAYADA client Kathy Pollock depends on care from her beloved home health aide Lucy Villalona, left, whose services are reimbursed by Medicaid – Photo: Joe Lamberti, Courier-Post

Kim Mulford, staff writer for South Jersey’s Courier-Post, reports on the dire need for increased Medicaid funding of home care services affecting recipients of all income levels and their home health aides.

“The problem is, New Jersey hasn't allocated enough money to support its Medicaid program," said BAYADA Home Health Care Chief Government Affairs Officer David Totaro.

Read more at http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/health/2016/03/17/home-health-care-minimum-wage-low-pay/81279586/.

Register with BAYADA Hearts for Home Care to speak up for better reimbursement rates at https://www.bayada.com/heartsforhomecare/landing/.

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Topics: Advocacy, Home Health Aide, Hearts for Home Care

BAYADA Raises More Than $20,000 in Support of ALS

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Mar 8, 2016 11:21:16 AM

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In 2015, BAYADA's participation at the Walks to Defeat ALS grew by 8.2 percent with 216 participants in five states and more than $22,683 raised for the cause.   
 
With a focus on providing the best care for patients with ALS, BAYADA now offers an ALS training program for all BAYADA Home Health Aides and office staff. A similar training for nurses will be available this year as well. 
 
As BAYADA continues to advance ALS-specific care programs, clients and their families can expect specialized case management and care services to meet the unique challenges they face every day living with this disease.
  
Visit bayada.com/ALS for more information. 
 
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BAYADA Honors Our Heroes

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

Feb 29, 2016 12:28:56 PM

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BAYADA office employees in Monroe, NC recently came together with family members and clients to pay tribute to three women who are so deserving of our Hero recognition. The Hero Program provides opportunities for office staff, field employees, and clients to honor BAYADA caregivers who go above and beyond to provide care with excellence, compassion, and reliability.  

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Topics: North Carolina, heroes

Call for Nominations: 2016 BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 29, 2016 12:22:22 PM

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BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada with his wife, Director Ann Baiada.

In 2004, Mark and Ann Baiada created the BAYADA Awards for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice to recognize nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the use of new technology. Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professionals and the Drexel University Nursing Education Institute (DUNEI) are proud to facilitate the award process.  

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Education May Cut Dementia Risk, Study Finds

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Feb 16, 2016 1:06:49 PM

 

 

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A recent article in the New York Times discusses a study which says having at least a high school diploma decreases one's risk of developing dementia. The more active someone is, both mentally and physically, the more he or she is preventing or delaying a cognitive decline. 

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Topics: dementia

Mark Baiada Discusses the Importance of a Values-Based Culture

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Jan 13, 2016 1:44:17 PM

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In the January 2016 issue of Integrated Healthcare Executive, BAYADA President Mark Baiada discusses how fostering a values-driven culture—such as The BAYADA Way– can benefit an organization. 

Mark discussed how documenting and consistently communicating a company’s values throughout an organization brings people together under a common purpose. He emphasized how livingThe BAYADA Way in our day-to-day work has benefited both BAYADA and our clients.

Read more at  http://www.emsworld.com/article/12116524/building-a-values-driven-organization.

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Topics: The BAYADA Way

Philadelphia Inquirer Publishes Story About BAYADA's Simulation Training for Parents

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Jan 11, 2016 10:42:05 AM

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BAYADA Director of Pediatric Simulation Operations Heather Kuzara trains a parent in the simulation lab. Photo courtesy of Alejandro A. Alvarez, Philadelphia Inquirer.

Stacey Burling, staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, explores the unique program that BAYADA Pediatrics offers to better prepare parents of medically fragile children for emergency medical situations in the home. 

"High-tech human simulators have been a fixture of training for doctors and nurses for years. BAYADA Home Health Care is among those that are going a step further."

Read more at http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/health&id=364413111

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Topics: Pediatrics, Simulation Lab Training

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