Who: Senator Patricia Vance, Representative Marguerite Quinn, and Secretary of Aging Brian Duke
What: Will receive the BAYADA Home Health Care Champion Awards at the seventh annual BAYADA Day
When: Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 am
Where: Main Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, Pa.
Why: The first annual BAYADA Home Health Care Champion Awards were established to recognize those government officials who have consistently supported our mission.
The awards ceremony will be held as a part of the seventh annual BAYADA Day.
The health care system in Pennsylvania is strained. Home health care provides a consumer-focused, cost-effective solution to unsustainable hospitalization and long-term care costs. BAYADA Day is a way to share our concerns and solutions with decision makers in Harrisburg.
Specifically, we will be advocating to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for these three issues:
- Home nursing care for medically fragile children
- The Office of Long Term Living home and community-based services waiver rates for personal care assistance and nursing services
- Home health nursing and therapy services
Photo op: More than 180 BAYADA employees and clients from around the state will gather on the steps of the Main Capitol Rotunda along with honorees and the parent of a BAYADA client who will speak about her experiences and the need for home health care.
Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, BAYADA Home Health Care provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, hospice, and assistive care services to children, adults, and seniors in the comfort of their homes. Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, BAYADA employs more than 18,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists, medical social workers, and other home health care professionals who serve their communities in 22 states from more than 280 offices. For more information, visit www.bayada.com.