BAYADA Staff at the Direct Care Worker of the Year Awards
Each year the PA Department of Aging and the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) request nominations for the Direct Care Worker (DCW) of the Year Awards. 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 195 nominations. BAYADA nominated 16 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.
This year GAO also hosted a pre-event for our aides to educate them about BAYADA’s Hearts for Home Care program and to honor BAYADA’s Home Health Aide 2017 Hero and 2017 PA Department of Aging DCW of the Year Anne Pannone.
Although, one of our BAYADA aides did not win the award in 2018 each aide felt recognized, energized and supported. Thank you to all our office who submitted nominees.
Thank you to all of our home health aides for the important work that you do!