I am a great caregiver because I respond well to the elderly. I've had a strong passion for as far back as I can remember. When my grandmother passed away from Dementia I devoted myself to be around the elderly in every possible way. To volunteering in homes, to joining programs like adopting a grandparent which technically meant to go into assisted livings and be there, read, draw, hang out or help get involved in daily activities. When I discovered that this was the field I wanted to be in I took classes. I took every class possible about gerontology, aging, wellness, mental health, Alzheimer's, dementia, and then the risk of dying, learned about hospice. I then received every certification of every course I have taken. And now I am 29 and I know this is the field I want to be in. Today I work part time as a companion/aide. I have one client I take care of who has Parkinson's and I take her to every doctors appointment, therapist, physical therapy, help her grocery shop or clean or do laundry and more than anything I am a friend. I am a listening ear with a passionate heart and try to give as much positivity out as I can. I love this line of work there is nothing more rewarding then helping anyone who needs 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.