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BAYADA Team Participates in Casino Night for Hospice Patient

Posted by BAYADA

Oct 7, 2019 9:50:12 AM

 

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The Pennsylvania Media Hospice team had the pleasure of contributing to and participating in a casino night for our patient Ann B.

Thanks to the amazing planning of the staff at Kelsch Associates, the local social service agency who coordinated this event, BAYADA was able to help give Ann and her housemates, Jill and Joyce, a joyous night of games, prizes, and smiles.

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Young Son of Former BAYADA Hospice Patient Gives Back to Others

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Joey Geist check donation-2In February 2019, Fire Warden Lt. Michael Geist – a patient of the BAYADA Hospice office in Boyertown, PA – lost his battle with brain cancer at the young age of 32.  He was a husband, father of four, and a Bushkill Township, PA volunteer firefighter who sacrificed for his family and his community. Now, with the help of BAYADA Hospice, his 9-year-old son is honoring his father by also giving back to others.

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BAYADA at Inspira Hospice Recognized for Quality

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

May 14, 2018 11:13:57 AM

 

 

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BAYADA at Inspira Hospice today announced that it has received the 2018 HOSPICE HONORS Award for quality care from HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of web-based home health and hospice software, billing, and coding services.  BAYADA at Inspira Hospice, led by Director Yvonne Elsey, provides a wide range of high quality hospice services to help those at end of life remain at home with comfort and dignity.

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BAYADA Hospice Medical Director Honored for Excellence in End-of-Life Care

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Apr 18, 2018 8:53:30 AM

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John M. Saroyan, MD, FAAP, FAAHPM, HMDCB, medical director for BAYADA Hospice in Vermont and New Hampshire, was among five physicians recently awarded with the prestigious 2018 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.  Dr. Saroyan was recognized for his expertise in pediatric palliative care and hospice care, and commended for helping patients of all ages and their families make end-of-life decisions that align with their values.  The award was created by the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the relationship of doctors and patients who are near the end of life.

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BAYADA Hospice Manager Running Boston Marathon in Memory of its Youngest Victim

Posted by Linda Hughes

Jan 25, 2018 3:53:55 PM

Cassie Cyr trains to run in the Boston Marathon. Photo credit: Bill Gnade/The Keene Sentinel

Cassie Cyr of BAYADA Hospice trains to run the Boston Marathon.
Photo credit: Bill Gnade/The Keene Sentinel

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BAYADA Hospice Offers Tips for Coping with Grief at the Holidays

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Dec 15, 2017 4:29:29 PM

Stock_hands for Hospice.jpgNow that the holiday season has begun, it’s important to recognize that there are many who may not feel particularly festive. After losing a loved one, it can be hard to imagine entering the holiday season when there is someone missing. BAYADA Hospice offers the following tips:

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BAYADA Hospice Fulfills Patient's Wish for Family Poker Game

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Dec 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Whenever Julie Shindel, MSW would visit her 94-year-old patient Donald Murtagh to provide BAYADA Hospice services, she’d walk in and find him playing video poker on his computer. Inevitably he’d have to stop playing to talk to Julie, but you could tell he didn’t want to.

When Julie did her standard “life review” with Mr. Murtagh, a resident of Landenberg, PA, only then did she realize that poker meant a whole lot more to him than just a pastime. The life review is at the center of BAYADA Hospice services; it’s their way to help patients prepare for a peaceful end of life by exploring what goals and experiences are most important to them, what can bring them the most joy now, and what personal relationships may need some time and care to make sure that nothing important goes left unsaid. Then the BAYADA Hospice team supports the patient in making their wishes come true.

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BAYADA Hospice Medical Director Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Nov 21, 2016 9:56:01 AM

16-265-2863_VTH_Saroyan_Photo-600px.jpgJohn M. Saroyan, MD, FAAP, HMDCB, medical director of BAYADA Hospice—a specialty practice of BAYADA Home Health Care—was recently named a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).  The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness, and Fellowship is one of the highest honors it can bestow on a physician member. 

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BAYADA Hospice Helps Grant Final Wish for Couple’s Anniversary

Posted by Linda Hughes

Nov 24, 2015 1:08:41 PM

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Andy and Kathy Leclaire split a milkshake at Yankee Candle Village. They took the trip to celebrate their 39th – and final – wedding anniversary. 

Andy and Kathy Leclaire knew exactly what they wanted to do for their 39th – and final – wedding anniversary in October. They hoped to visit Yankee Candle Village. Located in Deerfield, Massachusetts, about 30 miles south of their home in Brattleboro, Vermont, the trip may have been simple a few years ago, but would now require a team effort.

In February of 2014, Andy received a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease). Since then, he and his wife Kathy have focused on enjoying the time they have left together, and making new memories. In March of 2015, as his ALS progressed, the family called BAYADA Hospice to address his quality of life and help ease his pain and symptoms.

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BAYADA Hospice Selected as Medicare Care Choices Model Agency

Posted by Lori Bookbinder

Jul 22, 2015 10:15:27 AM

BAYADA Hospice today announced that it has been selected by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (The CMS Innovation Center) to participate in its Medicare Care Choices Model (MCCM) demonstration project. Under this program, beginning in January 2016, BAYADA will be able to expand its existing community-based palliative careservices to more patients in Vermont and New Hampshire who are seriously ill. 

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