The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hits hardest on the most vulnerable — the elderly and those with serious underlying health conditions. That includes children and adults of all ages who need essential health care services to keep them safe.
We are BAYADA, an international nonprofit home health care provider, and those are the people we have been serving every day for more than 45 years.
Since COVID-19 has taken hold, we have gone through a year’s worth of supplies in one week. Just One Week. Now, with the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 growing exponentially each day — in the United States and across the globe — keeping tens of thousands of clients safe at home is more important than ever — for all of us.
That’s because home care keeps the most vulnerable among us safe at home and out of the hospital, freeing up critical medical services, beds, and equipment for those who need it most during this shortage of resources.
Who’s keeping this at-risk population safe? More than 30,000 BAYADA nurses, therapists, home health aides and others are answering the call of duty in this time of crisis, all under the stress of providing for the health, safety and well-being of their own families.
BAYADA's COVID-19 Response
As a mission-based nonprofit, BAYADA is working diligently to ensure every caregiver has the tools and resources they need to continue the work that they’ve been called to do — taking care of people in their homes, safely. And that’s especially true as we begin to care for more and more people with COVID-19, as they recover at home.
To keep our caregivers and clients protected and supported, we’ve mobilized:
- A centralized warehouse to collect, organize, and quickly disseminate critical equipment and supplies. Since COVID-19 has taken hold, we have gone through a year’s worth of supplies in one week.
What We Need: Protective equipment and supplies, including N95 face masks, goggles, gloves, gowns, hand sanitizer, protective barriers and disinfectant wipes. Finding an adequate supply is challenging, so in-kind donations of these items are needed in addition to financial contributions.
- A multi-channel support program to help our employees with financial assistance, childcare needs, and emotional support services.
What We Need: Funds to help meet the current and anticipated needs of a workforce impacted by COVID-19.
- Specialized clinical teams to offer extra services in the community — which aren’t reimbursed by insurance — on our own and in partnership with public authorities and other health care institutions.
What We Need: Funds to develop new and innovative community health solutions, including telehealth, which is not reimbursed by insurance.
- A coordinated response team providing our employees with most current information, CDC guidelines, training and around-the-clock support.
What We Need: Additional resources to educate our staff on proper precautions to limit the spread of Coronavirus, such as fit testing, screening and assessments, and more.
WE ARE IN IMMEDIATE NEED OF:
45,000 N95 face masks
100,000 Surgical masks
75,000 Pairs of Gloves
30,000 Ounces of clinical hand sanitizer
53,000 Protective barriers and disinfectant wipes
Your donation helps all of us
Without extra resources, we may be limited in our ability to help those most vulnerable, and to do our part in helping relieve the burden on hospitals and other acute care services that any of us may need. Please consider donating today.
Donate Now: http://www.bayada.com/care4covid
With more than 30,000 clinicians in 23 states and 8 countries, BAYADA is a global leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adults of all ages.
BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc., a Pennsylvania non-profit, is registered as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Contributions to BAYADA are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. BAYADA’s tax identification number is 23-1943113. Financial information about BAYADA may be obtained by contacting us at BAYADA Home Health Care Inc., 4300 Haddonfield Rd., Pennsauken, NJ 08109 or 856-793-2300.