BAYADA is committed to creating a culture and environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) where all employees can thrive and all clients can receive high-quality, personalized care with a sense of well-being, dignity, and trust.
Diversity reflects the ways people are different from one another. This goes beyond the boundaries of race and gender to include culture, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, socio-economic background, religion, neurodiversity, gender identity, experiences, disability, and invisible illness.
Equity creates fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for individuals by establishing systems and processes that counteract social inequities and prevent the formation of barriers.
Inclusion fosters an environment where individuals feel safe to engage and participate fully because they feel respected, free to express their ideas, and valued for their unique voice, perspective, and abilities.
While The BAYADA Way always has been aligned with DEI values, our intentional journey as an organization began in 2020 to learn more, do better, and ensure that DEI principles are embedded throughout our business practices and strategic goals. In partnership and consultation with The Diversity Movement, BAYADA began by learning, listening, sharing, and organizing.
- Offering the foundational Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox courses to directors and office employees
- Created a DEI portal where all employees can access a wide variety of lifelong learning resources
Employee Resource Councils
To educate and support LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual,+) community and allies by fostering authentic dialogue throughout BAYADA to create safe spaces and actionable change.
To create opportunities and be a resource to increase diversity in leadership (Associate Director Level and above) and raise awareness about and advocate for racial and ethnic diversity through focused education and development programs
To empower and instill confidence in women to be change agents by providing support, opportunities, and open dialogue by leaning into the challenges that women face inside and outside BAYADA
To create opportunities and break down barriers faced by veterans, military service members, and their families by providing support and resources to the BAYADA community through veteran focused engagement, recruitment, education, and advocacy
To provide the support and safe space that will empower and enable the greater BAYADA community in breaking down barriers and promoting advancement of awareness through inclusion for those with disabilities. There is no THEM, only US.
“When times get difficult, let’s all remember that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is really the fulfillment of The BAYADA Way—for what divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.”
David Baiada, CEO, BAYADA Home Health Care
Together, we are building the skills and understanding required to be more effective allies to each other and to people in our communities who deserve equitable access to best-in-class health care.