A Lifetime of Lessons

Posted by David Baiada

8/16/17 1:48 PM

 

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When my father started BAYADA Home Health Care in Philadelphia in 1975 with $16,000 in his savings account, he was 27 and scared – yet determined to listen to a loud inner voice calling him to use his entrepreneurial spirit to help others. Forty-two years later, having led BAYADA Home Health Care to become an international organization with 25,000 employees serving more than 100,000 people each year, our family announced an innovative and uncharted path to succession. Instead of taking his private, family-owned company public, selling it to private equity, or passing it down to my siblings and me, we decided to put mission over money. To ensure long-term sustainability, we are transitioning the business into a nonprofit that he will steward as Chairman beginning August 17 – his 70th birthday.

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Lend Your Voice to Help MA Families: Moving Globe Article Highlights State’s Shortfalls

Posted by Conner Sheets

8/11/17 11:49 AM

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Noelia Ferreira carried her daughter Abi up the stairs. It’s been more than 150 days since she has had skilled nursing help.

The Boston Globe recently published a touching and impactful article detailing the plight of Noelia Ferreira and her 15-year-old daughter, Abi. The article detailed Noelia’s painful balancing act between being Abi’s mother and her nurse, and the anxiety she feels knowing that someone better trained should be taking care of Abi’s medical needs. While Abi qualifies for the care that would give Noelia a much-needed sense of relief and reassurance, Massachusetts does not currently offer funding that attracts the qualified nurses necessary to provide the kind of care Abi needs. Noelia is not looking for any special consideration. She only wants the care that the state has already approved – care she has gone without for more than 150 days.

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Home Safety After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

7/12/17 11:33 AM

CayAmbrose_CaresBlog-600x215.jpgAlmost 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year, and most of those individuals recover quickly with minimal problems. Thankfully, for people with a more serious brain injury, rehabilitation medicine offers better options for treatment and community reentry than ever before, meaning that more and more people with TBI are able to return to the loving environment of their homes and resume happy and fulfilling lives.

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Newly Diagnosed with ALS? 8 Things You Can Do Today

Posted by BAYADA Home Health Care

5/12/17 10:39 AM


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There’s no easy way to hear, “You have ALS,” but approximately 15 Americans1 hear those exact words each day.  If you or someone you love has been recently diagnosed with ALS, know that there are things you do can today and along the way to enjoy the highest quality of life possible.

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Teen with Cerebral Palsy Gets a New Adaptive Bike Thanks to his BAYADA Home Care Nurse

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

4/11/17 10:08 AM

Peds-Matt-Dom-2000x700.jpgWhen you’re a teenager, your bicycle equals freedom. Independence. Fun. And it helps you get out your extra energy.

BAYADA Pediatrics client Dominic, 15, his family, and his nurse, Mat Gunkel, RN understand this all too well.

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