Love Bayada, but don’t work here if you need benefits
I’ve been a nurse for 22 years and this is the 2nd time working for them. I feel they give high quality care which is very important to me. They are particularly strong with their training/education of staff and supportive.
The first time I worked for them, I made decent pay but the health benefits were expensive and not that good. Eventually I got a second job that offered better pay and benefits and gradually stopped working for them.
This time I knew that the pay would be less (it unfortunately is the same rate it was when I left over 10 years ago), but I was tired of juggling 20 patients. I’m working full time, love my patients and just became eligible for benefits, which we need. I’m shocked that they are MUCH more expensive now. Like significantly more than double what I paid a month at my last job. If my husband didn’t have a good job, I would not be able to justify working here. Even now, I get calls from recruiters from other home care providers with higher rates - and at some point I might need to be sensible and leave again if their benefits are less costly as well, although I like Bayada.
My former company is fairly large, Non profit, but Bayada is larger. I think they should be able to offer/negotiate better healthcare benefits.