The thing that makes me a great caregiver is compassion for others, especially people in need. I became a caregiver because, growing up, I had a lot of elderly people in my family and we had to take care of our own and not send them to nursing facilities. My grandfather died at 110 years of age and my grandmother at 107. What I like about being a caregiver is that it is something I already do on a daily basis. As the mother of 2 kids, with one of them having developmental delays, I understand the behavior, the needs and t he desires of the elderly, the sick the disabled and the needy. It gives ma personal pleasure and added value to know that I can impact another person's life in a positive way. A personal achievement I am proud of is that many lives have been positively affected by my service. I have made the lives of many patients and their family members easier and more meaningful, and it puts joy in many hearts, and a smile in many faces.
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.