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BAYADA Home Health Care Celebrates National Nurses Week During National Nurses Week, BAYADA Honors one LPN’s 30 Years of Care n celebration of National Nurses Week, BAYADA recognizes all the exceptional nurses in Atlantic and Cumberland counties who work every day to provide high-quality care to adults and seniors in need. We especially thank one of our own, BAYADA Nurse Terry Stavoli, LPN, who has cared for one of our clients for 30 years.
Terry started working with BAYADA client David B., of Vineland, in 1987 when he was 19 years old—just six months after he’d come home from a rehabilitation hospital following a lightning strike that left him with debilitating quadriplegia and a traumatic brain injury. Now 49 years old, David continues to require complete care. Terry remains vigilant, watching for signs and symptoms of the complications associated with his traumatic brain injury and respiratory problems. “David is like a son to me,” Terry says, “and his family is great. If I didn’t have the support of his family and my BAYADA care team, I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.” Terry says she feels an overwhelming sense of fulfillment working with David all of these years. “David is such a happy person,” Terry says, “He gives me a great big smile whenever he sees me. It’s so gratifying! It doesn’t even feel like a job to me.” Due to his brain injury, David does not communicate verbally, but because Terry’s been working with him for so long, she is able to communicate with him. “Over the years I’ve been able
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David B. of Vineland and his BAYADA Nurse, Terry Stavoli, LPN.
to understand what David is saying,” Terry says, “He will turn his head or blink.”
Specialized Care Director of BAYADA’s Atlantic City office Maryann Prudhomme is very appreciative of Terry and the value of her close relationship with David and his family. “There are many benefits that come from our nurses developing personal, long-term relationships with our clients and their families,” Maryann says “The biggest
Published on May 11, 2017
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