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BAYADA client Kathryn with her husband and her BAYADA nurse Connie
BAYADA client Kathryn V. was specially matched to her nurse Connie Smith to help with her ALS. Kathryn's husband describes them as "two peas in a pod".
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History of
BAYADA Home Health Care

The origins of BAYADA Home Health Care date back to 1975, when J. Mark Baiada opened his first office in Philadelphia — RN Homecare — with a vision that everyone should be entitled to a safe home life, with comfort, independence, and dignity. Mark always felt a higher sense of purpose toward his clients, and he believed that when you entered someone's home, you entered their lives.

He set out to find like-minded professionals who shared that same sense of purpose and passion for helping people. The more he found, the more the company grew. In 1983, the company was renamed BAYADA Nurses to reflect the family atmosphere and values guiding the business every day.

In 2002, Mark began a companywide initiative to define and express the mission, vision, beliefs, and values that guided the work of BAYADA home health care professionals. Through a series of focus groups, overnight retreats, written surveys, and feedback sessions, The BAYADA Way emerged in 2005. This company philosophy guides the actions of every employee and defines the company's mission and vision for the future.

Mark's vision for BAYADA and the company's reach have grown exponentially. The company now provides the highest quality care in the home, spanning every age group and level of care — from pediatrics to geriatrics, to critical care or just being there. Our team of home health care professionals now includes nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, medical social workers, and home health aides.

With this evolution has come a new identity: BAYADA Home Health Care. The name was changed to clearly and consistently communicate our breadth of services, team of multidisciplinary professionals, and that The BAYADA Way — our company philosophy — is at the heart of everything we do.

PT Is needed if a patient has suffered an injury or illness, which has affected motor skills or function. This may consist of evaluation, therapeutic exercises, gait training, adaptive equipment recommendations, massage, heat, and cold or electrical treatments. Read full PT definition..

OT services are given either on an in- or outpatient basis to help a person regain ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), such as dressing, bathing, toileting, and eating or meal preparation. Read full OT definition...

SPL is a form of therapy used to evaluate and treat cognition, communication, and issues with swallowing.

Medical social work services deal with the social, psychological, and economic needs of individuals and how to address them in the home environment.

A HHA is a nurse aide who has been tested and proven competent in home health skills. Home Health Aides are able to work in the private home.

Our company philosophy, The BAYADA Way expresses the values and beliefs that have been the foundation of our work since 1975. The words of The BAYADA Way come directly from our clients and their families, and our employees. We believe that our clients come first and our employees are our greatest asset.