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BAYADA Expands Services in New Hampshire

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Nov 8, 2017 3:26:26 PM

 

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Manchester, NH Mayor Ted Gatsas (center, holding scissors) joined BAYADA staff for the grand opening of the company's new location in Manchester

As Mayor Ted Gatsas presided over a ribbon cutting ceremony, members of the community, local businesses and health care organizations, nurses, home health aides, staff, and patients came together to celebrate the grand opening of BAYADA Home Health Care’s new location in Manchester, NH.

BAYADA has provided assistive care services, such as help with bathing, grooming, and meal preparation, in the Manchester area since 2015. In their new location at 33 Lowell Street in Manchester, the Assistive Care office shares space with the first BAYADA office to provide pediatric care in New Hampshire.

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Topics: Personal care, new office, New Hampshire, Home Health Care

BAYADA Regatta Showcases Skills of Athletes with Disabilities

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Aug 9, 2017 4:30:00 PM

All-adaptive BAYADA RegattaDarius Lopes, 21, of Philadelphia, was diagnosed with a mitochondrial disorder at 13 months old, but that hasn’t stopped him from being an active rower, and a participant in the BAYADA Regatta.

Now in its 36th year, the BAYADA Regatta is the oldest and largest all-adaptive regatta in the U.S. It will take place on the banks of the Schuylkill River on Saturday, August 12 from 8 am to 5 pm at St. Joseph’s University Boathouse, 2200 Kelly Drive in Philadelphia.

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Topics: Philadelphia Adaptive Rowing, Home Health Care, Philadelphia Center for Adapted Sports, volunteer

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 Gov’t Head Elected Chair of National Medicaid Partnership Board

Posted by Greg Howe

Dec 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM

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Totaro emceeing the BAYADA Home Health Care Champion Awards on Dec. 1

 

BAYADA Home Health Care Chief Marketing and Government Affairs Officer David J. Totaro was recently elected chair of the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care 2015-2016 board of directors. The Medicaid Partnership is comprised of leading home care providers and managed care companies from around the country seeking to work with government leaders to promote access to cost-effective, high-quality Medicaid home care services.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Home Care

Winston-Salem Resident Honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Posted by Greg Howe

Oct 1, 2015 12:19:23 PM

Winston-Salem resident Tom Mylet with BAYADA colleagues Dave Totaro, chief government affairs officer, and Lee Dobson, N.C. government affairs director, after receiving the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine award at his retirement celebration on Saturday, September 27.

Winston-Salem resident Tom Mylet on Saturday received the most prestigious award conferred by the governor of North Carolina to a civilian, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.

“It’s a real surprise and a very proud moment,” said Mylet. “Advocating for people in need and helping keep them safe at home has been a calling, and I’m so thankful to have made a career out of it.”

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Topics: Home Health Care, NC, Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina

Woman with ALS Speaks Again After Three Years

Posted by Jim Armstrong

Nov 21, 2014 9:41:00 AM

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Clinical Manager Beatrice Lewis, client Lisa D., and BAYADA Nurse Shanta Waugh

Like so many others with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating and terminal neurological disease, Lisa D. lost her ability to walk, sit up, and breathe. To connect the assistive device that would enable her to breathe, she needed a tracheotomy—a small incision cut in her neck. Following this procedure, Lisa could no longer speak, leaving her family heartbroken.

Her family thought her inability to speak was a result of the disease. Bed bound for three years and only leaving her house for doctor appointments, her quality of life dramatically declined. Then, her family switched to BAYADA Home Health Care.

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Topics: Home Health Care

Mark Baiada Receives Margaret O’Brien MNCHA Leadership Award

Posted by Maureen Kolodziej

Oct 2, 2014 4:20:00 PM

MarkMNCHA_600x600pxPhoto: L-R: Byron Boyd, director of the BAYADA assistive care office in Baltimore, Mark Baiada, founder and president of BAYADA, and Gwen Turner, president of the Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA).

During the annual Maryland-National Capital Homecare Association (MNCHA) meeting, the Margaret O’Brien MNCHA Leadership Award was presented to BAYADA Home Health Care Founder and President Mark Baiada. The award represents the gold standard of home health care leadership and service in Maryland, and is given to a MNCHA member who best exemplifies Margaret O’Brien’s leadership and service qualities in home health, private duty, or the home medical equipment industry at the local, state, or national level.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Mark Baiada

BAYADA Home Health Care Names 2013 Ambassadors of the Year

Posted by Greg Howe

Dec 17, 2013 11:10:00 AM

Marlton resident Rose Sample, a director with the BAYADA Pediatrics Camden County office, has been recognized as the national BAYADA Government Affairs Ambassador of the Year for her outstanding dedication to legislative advocacy on behalf of clients and staff. She was selected out of 137 Ambassadors throughout the organization for this prestigious honor.

Michael Sokoloski from Jermyn, Pa., and Tom Minowicz from Shelby, N. C., were each named as the BAYADA Government Affairs Ambassador of the Year for their respective states. All three winners were honored at a celebratory dinner in Washington, D.C., on December 5.

Ambassadors of the Year Tom Minowicz (NC), Rose Sample (NJ), and Mike Sokoloski (PA) stand with their awards.
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Topics: Home Health Care, government affairs, Dave Totaro

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes Visits a Home Health Care Patient

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 11, 2013 12:45:00 PM

State Senator Jeff Brandes (St. Petersburg) visited Largo resident Glenda Turley on November 25 to learn about the merits and value of home health care. Turley, who receives state-funded personal care services from BAYADA Home Health Care three days a week, opened her home to Brandes to advocate for Floridians, like her, receiving high-quality, cost-effective care in the home.

Sen. Brandes visiting Largo resident Glenda Turley, who depends on Medicaid home health care services to stay home and out of a facility.“She’s my legs,” Turley said, referring to her certified nursing assistant Morgan Henson, who provides 10 hours of care per week.

Turley is dependent on insulin for her diabetes, and suffers from chronic pain syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and has a history of falls. “Morgan bathes me, clothes me, helps me get up and move around. I depend on her being here,” she added.

Turley receives services under a Medicaid waiver program for Floridians who would otherwise require institutional placement, which would come with a much a higher price tag than a few hours a week of home care services.

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Topics: Home Health Care, Home visit

Mayor Issues Proclamation to BAYADA Home Health Care Office

Posted by Lisa Weinstein

Dec 10, 2013 4:59:00 PM

Salisbury Mayor issues proclamation for National Patient Satisfaction Honor

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Topics: Clinical leadership, Home Health Care

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