Submitted by Laura Ness, Director, PA Government Affairs (GAO)
Each year the PA Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) request nominations for the Direct Care Worker (DCW) of the Year. The DCW is an individual who goes above and beyond in their work and provides essential services to older Pennsylvanians and disabled adults.
This year there were over 160 nominations. BAYADA nominated 21 aides from our offices.
The award was given at PHA’s Direct Care Worker Forum in Harrisburg. Each aide that was nominated was invited to attend. The day consisted of professional development, a motivational speaker and a DCW survey on the challenges of the profession.
Towards the end of the event PA Department of Aging Secretary named BAYADA Philadelphia Corporation of Aging –West Home Health Aide Anne Pannone as the DCW of the year.
Anne will be recognized again at the PHA Annual Conference in the Poconos.
Congratulations to all the aides who were nominated.
Click here to read the BAYADA Blog article about Anne
Click here to see photos from the event