I became a caregiver after finishing my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I worked in a nursing home for veterans while completing an internship my senior year and fell in love with it. I worked as a caregiver after college. I spent a month overseas in Vietnam in 2013, and I really enjoyed working with elderly while I was there. I love the challenge of getting to know a client and their lifestyle, and the variety of personalities you encounter. The bond formed between caregiver and client is one of the most rewarding parts of the job, and it makes you want to stay in the field. I am proud of the fact that I am expanding the population I work with at a young age. I currently work with children with disabilities, as well as having my experience with elderly care. I look forward to working in the community with older adults in the future.
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.