After in-home caregiving for my great grandmother and outpatient caregiving for my two grandparents, I felt drawn to helping people who could no longer help themselves. I graduated a year early from high school to become my great grandmother's caregiver at 17. I was with her for a year before she relocated to live with her two nephews. For my two grandparents, I traveled from my home in Searcy to Portland to stay for approximately 4 months during my grandfather's cancer treatment recovery. Caregiving has been the most fulfilling work I have ever been able to do, and though I have not been a part of the caregiving world for very long, I do intend on making a career out of it.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
CareLinx home care services include housekeeping, transportation, meal preparation, shopping, medication reminders, mobility assistance, bathing, toileting, grooming, dressing, exercise, companionship and more. Compared to traditional agencies, our caregiver services include four distinct advantages.
1. Preferred, high-quality care: CareLinx customers prefer our care over competitors’ by a factor of 10 to 1. You get to choose and interview the caregiver, resulting in a better match and higher quality care.
2. Uniquely affordable: as an online caregiver network with low overhead and zero markups on caregiver pay, our prices are up to 50 percent less than traditional senior care agencies.
3. Care advocates: our direct-hire model gives caregivers higher wages and flexible schedules, and consumers low prices. Everyone gets a better quality of life.
4. Peace of mind: in-home caregivers are background checked and technology-enabled to give you visibility and transparency in the home. Our app provides GPS clock-ins clock-outs, real-time secure messaging, and personalized digital care plan.