I became a caregiver in 1997 to get my CNA so I could help care for seniors. It is mostly a satisfying job to know that you make a difference in a persons life. During the last 15 yrs I did let my CNA lapse, I preferred to work with individual clients as opposed to a facility or institution. I have been actively working as a caregiver for the same company for 10 years. I prefer to work 24 hr. shifts when possible, I am available for those shifts 3 days a week or a full time position 40 hrs a week. I am always on time and I haven't had a sick day in years. I love all types of pets and care for them all, including dog walking, cat care, fish and bird care, and I love reptiles as well.
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.