I became a caregiver because in second grade I drew a picture of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be an RN and I’m continuing my education towards becoming a nurse. Being a caregiver is amazing. Seeing the people you are caring for with a smile on their face because you were able to assist them with any thing as simple as just listening and giving a hand with things. Such as washing up, getting dressed, toileting, feeding and moving from one place to another. The joy of hearing thank you for helping my mom out is every rewarding to me. Makes me feel proud of myself that I am a good worker and they feel very comfortable leaving their loved ones there in the facility or hospital. I am a single mother who continued college and graduated pregnant. I feel that was a huge achievement to finish college with an associate degree in science all by myself with the stress of caring a child. Still working towards finishing up school to become an RN. Working sometimes all day to support my family of 2. Trying to maintain time to study while taking a few classes to knock out more prerequisite classes to apply to nursing school this coming fall.
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.