Bayada Home Health Care Review
An American health company turned international nonprofit, Bayada was founded by Mark Baiada in 1975. Today, the organization provides care drawing upon its core values of compassion, excellence, and reliability. Headquartered in Moorestown, New Jersey, Bayada employs over 26,000 nurses, therapists, aides, and other clinicians across 22 states and seven countries.
As a comprehensive home health services provider, Bayada offers seniors more than traditional caregiving, such as personal care and companionship. The organization also provides older adults in-home private-duty nursing and rehabilitation, short-term Medicare-certified home health, respite care, hospice, and even live-in services. It is known for its specialized care in dementia and Alzheimer’s, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, and ALS.
Personal Care and Companionship
Caregivers who provide personal care assist seniors in performing activities like showering, dressing, grooming, housekeeping, medication reminders, transportation, or meal planning. These forms of assistance allow seniors to maintain their independence while giving their loved ones peace of mind about their well-being.
In addition, companionship services help keep seniors' minds sharp and stave off the detrimental health effects of isolation by engaging clients in games, hobbies, or conversation. Bayada also links up caregivers who specialize in personal care and companionship with individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.
In-Home Private-Duty Nursing and Rehabilitation
While many caregiving agencies only offer services like personal care and companionship, Bayada also provides private nursing and rehab services. Clients who fall under this category often have serious or life-altering conditions and are cared for by RNs and LPNs. For example, the company is known for its Bayadabillity nursing program, which is designed for patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.
Led by a team of certified rehabilitation nurses, Bayada has been the only home-based rehab program for such severe injuries since its inception over 20 years ago. This care category also houses the previously mentioned ALS group with specialized nurses and caregivers.
Bayada’s full-service hospice also offers end-of-life care. Should your loved one need a caregiver or nursing team first and then later require hospice, the transition is made more seamless since the process is handled within the same company. With Bayada hospice, their many services include personal, nursing, therapeutic, and respite care, as well as medical equipment, companionship, end-of-life planning, and even bereavement care.
Each Bayada Home Health office will operate with slightly different protocols; however, here’s what you can expect based on our research.
- Bayada Home Health caregivers cost between $25-$30 per hour.
- Generally, to book Bayada caregivers, you must commit to a weekly minimum of 25 hours per week, and each visit must be at least five hours in length.
- Bayada accepts payment through credit cards and checks, and they also accept Medicaid, long-term care insurance, Veteran benefits, and workers’ comp.
- Once matched with a caregiver, Bayada strives to minimize the use of different caregivers with each patient.
Reviews on Bayada Home Health had a polar tendency to share either overwhelmingly positive or very negative experiences. Positive reviews most commonly focused on positive traits of the caregivers or other medical personnel during the time they worked with the family. Clients who were upset or frustrated by their experiences with Bayada most frequently referred to inconsistency in caregiver attendance and poor scheduling or lack of communication about caregivers.
Here is a selection of reviews:
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have only one caregiver, Brittney. She gives Dan, my husband, a shower, takes him for a walk, weather permitting, and helps him with exercise, among other things. She is very patient, and we love to have her. Lisa, the Bayada nurse, is extremely patient with Dan, which is very important with us. She calls us and checks in as required. She also gave us a list of doctors who make house calls, which is also very helpful to us. We recommend both Lisa, Brittney, and Bayada to anybody who needs care.” – Philadelphia, PA
“Bayada care is the WORST!! Stay away. Their home health aides don't show or they show up late. My 93-year-old mother has had two no-shows in the last three days! I don't know how they stay in business.” – Dover, DE
“They were so compassionate, caring, and extremely helpful when my husband was dying. I would recommend Bayada over any other service. Thank you all so very much for everything you did to help us!” – Boston, MA