Before looking into being a Caregiver, I was a direct support specialist for adults with mental illnesses and some with developmental disabilities. I supported them in looking for jobs, getting involved in the community, learning communication skills, and practicing social skills. I am very compassionate towards others and am very good at listening to others. I have been told that I am very approachable and easy to talk to. I am very polite towards others and their own personal preferences and/or beliefs, and I will not push my beliefs on others. However, when asked, I will offer advice and/or suggestions. I do not judge others based on what they cannot do; rather, I seek to help others build up their strengths. If I do not have an answer for something, I will do what I can to find one.
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.