After 35 years of heading a commercial electrical contracting business, I decided it was time for me to do something that truly helped people. As a former football player and semi-pro cyclist, I knew that my ongoing interest in and knowledge of physical fitness (I still work out 4 hours a day) would be of great benefit to my potential clients. I was drawn to being a professional caregiver as a result of stepping in to work with a friend's mother in an asssited living residence for two years--and being pulled aside by the visiting minister, who said to me: "I hope you realize you have a gift for this work. You should pursue it." I moved with my wife to Sarasota in August of this year and hope to work with those who need me in this community.
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.