Keeping Seniors Safe and Engaged During the Holidays

Posted by Michael Ferraina

12/15/17 10:37 AM

Blog_ABQ_Family_2000x700.pngThe holidays can be fun, festive, and magical. They can also be hectic, stressful, and challenging—especially for those caring for aging loved ones. According to the Caregiver Action Network, family caregivers spend an average of 20 hours a week providing care to older adults with special needs—and those with dementia or Alzheimer’s require an even greater commitment of time from family members.

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Topics: Seniors

NC Medicaid Home Waiver Fulfills BAYADA Client’s Simple Wish of Living Independently at Home

Posted by Joe Seidel

11/16/17 4:33 PM

Ann Robinson and her BAYADA nurseI’d like to share another story with you to put a face and a name on the kind of people whose lives are improved by home aide programs in North Carolina. My first story in this series introduced the Green family of Shelby, NC, who rely on a waiver for in-home assistive care through a state program called Personal Care Services (PCS). Today I’d like to tell you about the Robinson family of Grover, NC, who receive aid from the statewide Community Alternatives Program for Disabled Adults (CAP-DA) waiver program.

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Veteran's Day - A Lesson in History From One Soldier To Another

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

11/11/17 8:00 AM

Adrian and StewartBefore the US Air Force, there was the US Army Air Corps. It was a different time back then, when Stewart served our country during World War II. There were mandatory drafts; there was a different ranking system. He was a radio-gunner in a B-25 that couldn’t breach 12,000 feet for lack of oxygen. There are a lot of differences between then and now, but what’s most striking are the similarities. And those similarities become all the more apparent when two veterans sit in the same room and talk. Stories are swapped. Perspectives are offered. We’ll tell you what—when history springs from the textbook, when it’s living and breathing and speaking—you’ve got to listen. So that’s what we did.

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Topics: Faces Of BAYADA

Home Care for Veterans: What You Need to Know

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

11/10/17 12:46 PM

Veteran and Home Care

Veterans Day is a proud tradition in the US as we take time to recognize and honor the service to our country provided by a courageous group of men and women. Within BAYADA Home Health Care, we recognize Veterans every day as we provide services to those who have served. The following information will help you understand what to do to receive these important services

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Topics: veterans

Be Aware of These 10 Common Signs and Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

11/7/17 11:00 AM

Early-signs-of-MS-2000x700.pngMultiple sclerosis, or MS, an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord), attacks and scars myelin, which is the outer covering of your body’s nerve cells. When the nerve covering is damaged, communication between affected nerve cells can become distorted, delayed, or lost. Although the damage, symptoms, and progression vary greatly for each individual, MS is a chronic condition that must be managed for a lifetime.

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Topics: MS, Multple Sclerosis