I grew up with a grandma who had strokes. She eventually became paralyzed from a stroke. I would watch my family do everything for her. When I turned 14 I began volunteering to do something she needed and I would stay the weekends and be the only one there to care for her. It brought us closer together. The best thing about being a caregiver would have to be the elderly you meet and the bond you create with them. My biggest achievement so far in life would be getting married. I am easy to get along with but I take my job very serious. I began in nursing when I was 22. My mom worked in nursing for 28yrs. and now I understand why my mom was happy and sad at the same time. Taking care of another human being is the most exciting and heartbreaking job.
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.