At first, I was becoming a Caregiver because I wanted the experience for when my mother and husband are in need of a Caregiver. I did my clinicals in two nursing homes, and realized that I enjoyed working with the geriatric population. I quickly realized that this population does not get much attention and are very lonely. I enjoyed treating them with respect and dignity and seeing how the extra attention made them smile. My personal achievement in regards to caregiving is that I just completed my Certified Nursing Assistant Program and will be taking my state exam on Friday. I am 58 years old, and I was able to physically keep up with and surpass many of my classmates that ranged in age from 17 to 40 years old. Presently, I am the Data Manager for the Language Development Program in the local school district. I enjoyed the CNA program so much, that I am considering doing Caregiving on a full time basis. I am a wife, mother of 6 and grandmother of 14. I am raising three teen-aged grandchildren and babysit a four year grandchild after work three to four days a week. I am first generation American and I am Bilingual, English/Spanish.
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.