Submitted by Rick Hynick, Director, Client and Family Advocacy
On February 23, BAYADA sponsored a community client and family home care support group meeting at a hotel in West Hazleton, PA. Parents, grandparents, home care staff and healthcare advocacy groups from different sectors of the community were all in attendance. State Representative Tarah Toohil was the special guest speaker and was involved in an interactive discussion with everyone in attendance. Families caring for loved ones with special medical needs had the opportunity to network and talk with other advocates and family members and learn of new ideas. One of the main topics of discussion revolved around the need for more nurses in home health care. The group is going to stay in contact through an email platform and share ideas, new events and information and reconvene in the spring at the next meeting.