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Bayada Nurses Advocates for Increase in Medicaid Reimbursement Rate to Allow More Individuals to Receive Home Care and Hire More Skilled Staff
Date:4/8/2008

he Commonwealth has increased the payment for home health care Medicaid recipients just once in the past 16 years.

"We founded Bayada Nurses on three core values: Reliability, Excellence and Compassion," said Baiada. "And, I am proud to say that those core values still stand strong today. Bayada Nurses works hard to help Pennsylvanians receive care at home, Pennsylvanians who would otherwise be forced to live in long term care facilities or be hospitalized. People want to remain at home for as long as possible. Home care is a win-win situation, but we need adequate funding from the Commonwealth to provide more individuals with this care."

Providing care in the home is much less expensive than nursing home care or hospital stays. Everyday a person spends in home care rather than in a nursing home or hospital can be a cost savings for Medicaid.

Founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada, Bayada Nurses is an independently owned home health care agency that provides skilled, rehabilitative, therapeutic, and personal care services to children, adults, and seniors at home. Bayada Nurses employs over 12,000 nurses, home health aides, and therapists working from more than 130 offices in 16 states.

For more information about Bayada Nurses, please call 800-305-3000 or visit our website at http://www.bayada.com.


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