I became a caregiver when my children were very young. I could stay home with them and they had playmates to have fun with. Now I have grandchildren that have graduated from high school. Even the job I had with 7-11 had me taking care of lots of people all shift long. For the past 6 years we(my husband and I) have taken care of people with developmental disabilities as well as people with physical disabilities. 1 elderly man had both physical(polio as a child) and developmental disabilities. (He also had a sense of humor) I have recently done some elder care which I also enjoy. I have been married to a very loving, caring person for 14 years. He graduated from DU and was a CPA for many years. He now drives truck locally and, like a lot of people, mostly likes what he does.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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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.
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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.
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