What makes me not a great care giver but, a good caregiver are tools of education, understanding, knowledge and compassion with an emphasis on debilitating diseases. I became a caregiver when my husband was diagnosed with Interstitial Pulmonary Disease he was given five years life expectancy. I learned how to best care for him which was challenging in every way imaginable. At the same time I enrolled in a CNA program worked at a convalescent hospital night shift in the Alzheimer Unit in Grass Valley California from 2003 thru 2007. In all these experiences what I took to heart years later was very effective in caring for my mother. My personal achievement in this line of work is having family and friends trusting me with their care which is endearing to me.
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.