I have worked in the long term care industry for over 20 years. I began as a certified nurse assistant while attending college. I chose that work because I desired to be of service. I worked in a nursing home caring for residents with dementia. I earned a Masters degree in Social work and worked as a Medical Social Work Case Manager for 7 years. I then worked as a Long Term Care Ombudsman, advocating on behalf of residents living in long term care. I have also cared for my mother, who was diagnosed with dementia. I have since retired and found that I miss the one on one interaction with clients and enjoy helping them remain in their home.
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.