I became a caregiver because of having a sick grandmother and mother. Being a caregiver is something that is very personal. Just letting someone know that they can depend on you and trust in the fact their is someone you can count on for help. I am a proud mother of two beautiful little girls, who are healthy and happy. As I had said before, I started being a caregiver because of my grandmother and mother. I was 18 when my grandmother had her right leg taken because of being a diabeitc. She later had six more surgeries due to infection in her remaining limb. I was very much dedicated to making her comfortable. Just this summer my Mother was hospitalized for liver and kidney failure. After being taken off life support she remained in the hospital for thirty two days before coming home on hospice. There was no thought about putting in a nursing home due the fact she had too many needs. So she remained in my while under hospice care until she passed away June 17, 2014. Which is sad, but in my heart I knew she truly had a chance to enjoy her remaining time with us. She was at home surrounded by family. So being a caregiver is about being a patient and caring person. The understanding that your time is needed by someone who is not use to little independence. Being a caregiver in not something you are taught in school, its something that is your heart.
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.