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BAYADA Pediatrics

BAYADA Pediatrics provides nursing, rehabilitative, therapeutic, early intervention and assistive care services for children with special health care needs (birth to age 18), at home and at school, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can also continue to care for our patients who “age out” past the age of 18, up to 26. Once they are ready to transition to adult care, we work with our adult services office to make the change as simple as possible.

Families coping with significant illness or disability need help and support while caring for a family member. Our mission is to help people have a safe home life with comfort, independence and dignity.  Our goal is to provide the highest quality home health care services available.  We believe our clients deserve home health care services delivered with compassion, excellence, and reliability, our BAYADA core values.                         

Industry-leading training helps keep children safe at home.  All of our pediatric nurses, therapists, early childhood educators, and assistive care professionals (Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Aides) are experienced and specially trained to care for children with special health care needs.

We provide a comprehensive pediatric training program for all staff joining our team. This is one of the things that sets us apart – our nurses, therapists, and assistive care staff are trained to work specifically with a pediatric population. Our training consists of virtual and classroom time with a clinical educator and one-on-one training in the field before they work an independent shift. 

In addition, we offer a tracheostomy and ventilator training program for qualified RNs and LPNs. This training is done in the office with a clinical educator as well, followed by training in the field before working independently. This program has been in place for 20+ years and is the reason we are able to care for so many tracheostomy and ventilator-dependent patients in the home.  Finally, BAYADA Pediatrics implemented the first clinical simulation lab in the nation focused on providing advanced training for pediatric nurses in home care, similar to training received at the top children’s hospitals across the country.

Photo: BAYADA Pediatrics Clinical Simulation Lab.

 

BAYADA cares for children with a variety of special health care needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Cardiac issues
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological and seizure disorders
  • Post-operative issues and wounds
  • Developmental delays
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory issues
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

 

Specific services provided include:

  • Tracheostomy and ventilator nursing care
  • Managing a chronic illness, injury or disability
  • Early childhood education (birth to three years)
  • Enteral feeding teaching and nutritional needs
  • Diabetic care and teaching
  • Rehabilitative and early intervention therapies
  • IV therapy and care
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Wound care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Language Therapy

 

BAYADA uses a family-centered care approach with a goal to improve the lives of every family we touch. We accept referrals from physician’s offices, clinics, Child Development Watch, and hospitals. Our Transitional Care Manager works alongside the client’s family and care team to ensure a safe and seamless transition from hospital to home, and we continue to work closely with the client’s physician for a comprehensive care plan that is individualized to the child’s needs.

Some of our office and field staff are bilingual.  In addition, we have a language line that helps us communicate with our patients and their families.

BAYADA accepts most major insurances, including Medicaid, as well as private pay. We will contact the medical insurance company to determine your home care benefit, handle all of the requested paperwork, and bill the insurance company directly.

Our pediatric offices are located in New Castle and Milford. We also have sister offices in Wilmington, Newark, and Dover.  All BAYADA offices collaborate with one another to ensure our clients receive the services they need.  Our phone number at the New Castle office is (302) 322-2300. Our phone number at the Milford office is (302) 424-8200. Please call us at any time for information or visit our website at www.bayada.com.