By Debbie Burke
Since 1975, families with loved ones who need home health care have been able to get a full spectrum of services from BAYADA. The global company helps those in need of services remain safely at home with comfort, independence and dignity.
For those who thought home health care is only available to adults, the Director of BAYADA Pediatrics Barbara McDermott RN said, “There are many families in need who are not aware they qualify for services or that services are available to assist them to care for their children with special needs or chronic medical conditions.”
In Monroe County, added Barbara, the last five years have seen an increased need for home health aide services, and a rise in children with autism and developmental disorders who require help with their daily living activities in the home, school and community settings.
BAYADA’s facilities in Monroe County include a pediatric and adult office in Bartonsville, and a hospice and visit office in East Stroudsburg. Care is administered in the patient’s home, community, and in the case of children, at school or camp. Services are also available on a temporary basis as part of rehabilitation from illness, injury or surgery; or to address specific needs like wound care, medication administration or dressing changes.
Future plans for BAYADA locally include the possible addition of a hospice for children, a demographic that has been identified as in need of more services. According to Barbara, “The most challenging part of my job is seeing children with serious illness. The only comfort is knowing we can improve the quality of the life that they have.”
For more information, call (888) 4-BAYADA or visit www.BAYADA.com.