Overall Reviews at BAYADA Home Health Care
Nursing Assistant | Pittsburgh, PA | Sep 6, 2018
Not horrible. Has a few issues that could be fixed
The company’s job is to sell itself as being a dream come true for it’s employees AND clients. People who need these services don’t have a whole lot of options available to them. I have worked for the same office on and off over the past 8 years. There is a high turnover in the office itself. In fact, I think only 2 case managers are still there after all these years. The case managers are overwhelmed with case loads. The newer ones I’ve come across have been less than satisfactory in job performance and have no qualms with making clients and employees feel inferior. I don’t mind the mandatory inservices because I like being prepared for whatever challenges may come, but as previously stated in an earlier review, CNA’s or HHA don’t provide much nursing. It is easy to feel like we are merely babysitters and maids because the tasks may seem mundane or redundant. However, I feel like I offer more. An ear to listen when the parents are stressed beyond most of our comprehension, a hug to let them know they can find the strength to get through another day. Being a decent human being, and genuinely caring, not because I get paid to, but because it is who I am and what I believe in.
I do not receive any benefits through Bayada. Location of clientele is a major factor to think about before taking cases. If you have been a CNA for a long time, it is hands down better than working in any nursing home or hospital. I have done so many fun activities in the community with clients such as...more
ProsChoosing your clientele based on your availability and location, Meet wonderful people, Weekly pay, Free training. Free pre employment physicals. Free clearance and background checks, More satisfying than working in a short staffed facility
ConsHours usually drop significantly when kids go back to school, Benefits are way too expensive, May not be anybody to cover your case if you need a day off
Private Duty Nurse | Fayetteville, NC | Feb 17, 2020
Supportive work environment for employees
Bayada Raleigh, is a very supportive home health culture that makes you feel valued and appreciated as an employee. Other offices like Wilmington do so as well, and what I love about Bayada is that if there is a need and you are willing, you can cover a broad territory and cover many hours in home health.
In a thriving office like this one, they have a good reputation and are well sought after for clients, so they will tailor your schedule just as you like, and you chose the clients and level of complexity according to what you like and your competency clearances, which are done in the office.
It’s great if you desire flexibility of scheduling, day, evening or night, what days you want to work, or need to take off. I have worked in many roles throughout my nursing career, hospital, office, managed care, and home health. This particular role is one of the most rewarding, satisfying, stress- free ( very important for your longevity!) and peaceful roles I have experienced, and I enjoy it very much.
I would recommend this for a nurse that has at least a year or 2 of nursing, because you want to have some sense of second nature response to decompensation; you don’t want to think just because it’s home care it’s easy: You want to know that in an emergency, those nursing instincts will kick in and you will calmly know what to do to intervene, possibly even preventing the need for hospitalization. Of course, there is training and skills labs, and you can even go to the offi...more
ProsGreat supportive culture, 1 week paid PTO after 2000 hrs ( 1 yr or less depending on how many hours you work, earning valuable gifts and prizes through the company store, great families to work with through this office
ConsUnfortunately doesn’t pay as much as an RN should receive for the private duty role
Client Services Manager | Delaware | Oct 21, 2019
To start, I did not feel set up for success. There isn't any real training for the position and others don't have the time to properly train due to monstrous workloads. I felt without a real understanding of my role until I had done something wrong and was scolded for it. I felt my position being threatened if I had ever made a mistake, even if I didn't know I was responsible for a certain task.
I did not feel support from my coworkers or the higher-ups and often felt as though bottom dollar was what they were after, despite many efforts to voice ethical concern. By the end of it, I was responsible for doing other people's jobs on top of a tremendous caseload. Even when you're drowning, you're expected to get over it and add more work to your pile. Work-life balance was terrible, as I felt the expectation was to be available during all non-working hours, PTO, etc. I was getting calls in the middle of the night, weekends, and holidays. I felt little understanding for PTO for big family special occasions or even during inclement weather when there are emergencies. You're still expected to be there.
I was one of very few Client Services Managers in my office and there were many times where I couldn't take a break, be out of the office on client visits, etc. if my counter-part was out that day. Be prepared to be tethered to a desk all day.
I constantly felt as if there needed to be more people will full time positions to make your work manageable. To be truthful, the work is ...more
ProsFree lunches, Christmas gifts, company events
ConsWork life balance, poor management, poor training, unrealistic expectations
Paraprofessional | Kahului, HI | Jun 27, 2019
Unorganized and disrespectful
I worked for Bayada for 1 year. When I started I was a fulltime paraprofessional. I worked 5 days a week, normal school days. Our supervisors would come to school and evaluate our performance once a month with our client. I never recieved that much support, I asked questions on how to help the child and areas I had trouble. No support. Instead I got accused of abuse when of my clients came to school with nail Mark's on his wrist. I had to take the child to health room everyday before school and after school to prove he had no new marking from being with me. I was switched off of cases left and right. I never got to build a report with my clients and everything that set a child back due to switch parapross was my fault somehow and they switched me again. In December of last year I began questioning my employment, I kept being pulled off of cases and then not given new ones with child who attend school. I was missing too much work. I decided to look for work in mainland and relocate. I gave all 3 of my supervisors my resignation. I was told in monthly meetings that they wish me the best of luck. Towards the od the school year they didnt assing me any new clients. Just texted me randomly an hour before school started asking me to sub for someone. I was lucky to get 2 days of work. And half the time I turned it down cause it was too last minute. They completely messed with me and treated me so poorly. I would never recommend this company. What's worse is now they have told me t...more
Home Health Aide | Beverly, MA | Dec 3, 2018
Low Pay, Not recommend to anyone
I would not recommend to work for Bayada Home Health Care.
There are multiple reasons here
1) They simply do not pay well. My hourly pay start 13 dollars per hour. Even I have told Manager that I have 8 years of experience of health care as CNA and Last hourly pay I was receiving from previous employer was 17.52 per hour. It clearly seems that they do not considered my experience and not showing any respect to give any raise even cents.
Manager stated me that after 6 month of evaluation, she may give 50 cents up. This means only 13.50 per hour. Why not 3 months?
2) They do not pay for gas mileage if you only have one client per day. It is not worse to drive to work for short period of time, you will have to pay your own gas.
Clients I experienced were all requests ONLY CLEANING, and heavy one.
This was Including Toilet cleaning, Scrubbing bath tub, bleaching floor and washing pots and pans, thanksgiving dishes filled up in the sink, even though family members living with a client.
I think Clients and family member abusing HHA as Maid or house keeping lady something else. They leave house hold job for you to do for only 13 dollar per hour.
I pay 200 dollars for house keeping lady to clean my condo for 2 to 3 hours in MA
13.50 per hour for cleaning toilet job and washing wall is not worth it at all. Bayada office need to screen clients and evaluate depends on what clients need.
I worked for bayada for 3 weeks.My husband told me to leave Bayada,We ...more
Home Health Aide | Orlando, FL | Feb 4, 2019
Really!!!!Bayada no HHA
Everybody happy to hire you smile orientation process easy jajaj until the day you take your first client, they send you to any patient with no orientation no papers no organization you don't know the clients need. NOTHING!!! then you go home and you face a situation that you never expected you call the office or after hours num.the nurse is sleeping she dont want to answer the phone when she finally answer the phone20 min later she always answer in a rude manner WAIT!!!!! I have to check in the computer!-"- ALWAYS" many HHA decide not to call and survive (anyways is call a help??) Then after you work your hours waste your GAS finished with your maybe less than 20 hours because (they rarely have full time for hha ), you deposit your papaers in the RED BOX AND GUEST WHAT THEY NEVER FIND IT THE KEEP TEXTING EVERY HOUR WE NEED YOUR PAPER WE NEED YOUR PAPERS" WHEN YOU WAISTE GAS EVERY WEEK TO DROPP IT IN THE BOX ! BUT IS JUST AN EXCUSE TO PAY YOU LATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MESS IN THE OFFICE WITH THE CHECKS AND SAY WE DO NOT BILL BECAUSE IT WASN'T ON TIME!!!!! DISORGANIZED office then they give you your next client 2 clients together husband and wife! And offer you one dollar extra YES ONE DOLLAR more it means 11.0p/h and the husband said they just billing my wife insurance but you need to help me too...WHAT??? I always thought that working companies that billing Medicare or most of the insurance is to much craziness and disorganization and also fraud but NOW I'm convinced!!! Wh...more
Direct Support Professional | Hilo, HI | Mar 18, 2020
Please don't risk your mental health to work here.
I have worked in this field for many years and never had a problem. Bayada treated me so poorly. First, with giving me a client that had strict instructions not to be with my gender. When an adverse event occurred, I was blamed and the meeting was held in public in front of a cell phone store. Humiliating.
I was accused of using my phone at work. I offered to get phone records to prove this wasn't the case. They said it wasn't necessary and took me off the client.
I was not making enough to pay my rent and so I continued with two jobs. Unfortunately, I had a mental health issue and had to cancel a shift and take a break from work. Bayada at first said they were very understanding. I got into therapy, learned how to manage my time, and healed past trauma. Three months later, I reached out to explain my situation and tell them about the progress I made. I asked if I could be an on call person to prove myself. They told me they would get back to me and have strung me along with that for months.
Multiple reach outs later, they don't even bother to respond or tell me I don't have a job. I never received my W2s and when I asked for a copy today over email, I got directed to some website for me to fill out a bunch of stuff to get them. Aren't they required by law to mail my W2s?
I was never told I didn't have a job. I was persecuted for mental health reasons, of which I tackled and worked through. I was not properly trained to work with very challenging clients. I feel...more
Registered Nurse - Pediatrics | New Castle, DE | Sep 20, 2018
Salary is terrible.
The company and office staff/management are very nice and supportive. The problem is that the salary is FAR BELOW THE AVERAGE. And paid vacation is only provided after working NUMEROUS HOURS. It’s absurd. In an industry that wants RN’s to be responsible for very sick children in the home, they recognize the high levels of responsibility and commitment by the nurses, but they do not want to pay a decent salary for all the Nurses do. Not to mention the years of experience that nurses have. I’m not surprised that they have staffing issues.
No, I cannot recommend Bayada to my peers. They would be insulted by the going salary offered. Yes it’s a nice company and atmosphere, but Nurses need to be able to feel fairly compensated for all their hard work. Its just not right, actually it’s insulting and makes the nurses fee undervalued. They should focus on better pay rather than “Bayada bucks and in office events “ give the money to the people out in the field representing homecare and exceptional nursing care and skills. Also, there is zero compensation for higher learning. No college tuition reimbursement?!?! This is unheard of in this market. Nurses take an oath to stay current and educated in order to provide our patients with the best of care. And yet this company doesn’t support nurses who want to go back to college to earn higher degrees.
How could I possibly recommend Bayada to fellow nurses?!?
ConsCan’t afford to live on substantially below average salary
RBT | Honolulu, HI | Dec 7, 2018
I used to love working here
Before the previous associate director left, I loved working with Bayada and doing ABA. Then, they kept changing things left and right. And whenever there was no follow through with consistency with RBT's, they were reprimanded. But, when the office messed up or wasnt consistent, everyone has to keep their mouth shut. Theres no PTO until 2 or 3 years after you've worked there. They rather you kill yourself over this job rather than take care of yourself first. Catalyst sucks, and we constantly are lectured about note taking. Idk what happened, but the OBA office sucks now. Things were so much better with the previous staff that ran the office, even the parents agree it was better. For as much as I work, I dont get paid enough to be constantly lectured about notes and taking time off for myself because I'm feeling burnt out. Theres no advancement assistance either. You have to pay for everything just to keep your position. They wont even help you buy your materials for your client. As an RBT, I'm not gonna go out of my way to spend money on a kid that's not mine. Some BCBA's even look down on you as though they were never a skills trainer or RBT once before. If you're just looking to work very minimal then I would consider working here. But as a career, stay away from this company.
ConsNo PTO until 2000 hours. Always giving lectures over petty things
Licensed Practical Nurse | Reading, PA | Aug 15, 2018
Good flex job but overly educational sensitive
The hiring process is a joke. Took 2 months to get hired. 2 exams to get hired, 1 virtual 8 hour online class then a final exam THEN an 8 hour simulation day. I was at my wits end & was so close to calling it quits but I was already 2 months in & flat broke; so i figured I'd give them a chance. Their pediatric policy is you must orient a certain amount of hours with each client to even begin working alone. I understand one shift but more than that is crazy per patient. I was fully compensated for orienting with patients but from a business aspect, they are just losing $$. The company overall is well organized besides the overly obsessive education they force on you. We are LICENSED nurses. I personally felt as though I wasted more time than actually being able to work.
Scheduling is you give them your availability and they send you all around on your days you are available. I was once given a schedule and I hadn't known one patient on that schedule. As other agencies do, it would help if you supplied a 485 or data sheets for the nurses to look at before sending them out to a surprise.
There is no shift diff. So working nights doesn't make a difference. No weekend diff neither.
I currently work at another pediatric agency. Less stress. Night shift diff as well as weekend & I have no regrets!
ConsPay, benefits, educational OCD