I became a caregiver after taking care of my grandmother and stepfather who both were very ill for a long time. I started working in the medical field in 1986, I have worked in nursing homes assisted living facilities, hospice and home health care agencies as well as some private duty work. I have worked the last 14 years in home health care. I love working with the seniors and providing assistance to those who are unable or limited because of physical or mental disabilities. I enjoy talking to them learning what they did before becoming ill and just being around them. I have completed the CNA/HHA course through American Red Cross in 2001. I am in the process of going back to get my CNA/HHA certification which I lost during the time I was taking care of my Mom who had breast cancer twice. I am highly skilled and experienced from straight cath experience to digital stimulation to caring for quadraplegics, bed sores, colostomy bags and more.
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.