I became a caregiver unexpectedly. I had just finished my masters degree in psychology and was riding the train for an interview when I met a employee of a care giving agency and we started a conversation. She said they would be interested in interviewing me because they have a patient that they cannot keep caregivers for because she is difficult to work for. She has been diagnosed with a personality disorder but does not take (or need) medicine for any psychotic disorders but has other medical issues and needs care for her home and shopping etc. I like caregiving because I am fulfilling a need for those who have difficulties taking care of themselves. Usually, they are appreciate of what you try to do for them and the family is especially grateful if you are able to keep their mood up and make their surroundings more pleasant.
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.