Trying to answer the following question, what makes me a great care giver? seem like an opportunity to toot my own horn. However, I have been working in this capacity for over fifteen years and it brings me great joy knowing I am making a difference in the lives of others. My story of becoming a care give is quite similar to many immigrant women coming to the United States with families to support here and at home, and becoming a care giver is one of the very first options we are presented with in addition to being a nanny. In my situation when I was presented with the two options for finding employment I immediately choose to be a care giver for the elderly because I have always had a closeness and enjoy spending time with the geriatric population. I have since went on to earn HHA and CNA certifications and over the past five years I have volunteered with Hospice in my previous home town of Bloomington, IL. Besides the joy that comes to me from being a care giver I also like being a care giver because of the smiles and appreciation that is given in return. I have many personal achievements I am am proud of, but the one I am most proud of is being a mother to a wonderful teenage son who is in is second year of college at age nineteen.
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.