Throughout my time junior year I worked in a nursing home and found myself having a deep connection to the elderly and hoping that I could better their lives in some way throughout my time. I would experience residents crying and sharing feelings of sadness, during these times I found myself deeply sympathetic and understanding and never felt frustrated or annoyed at these feelings. My personal achievement would be getting employee of the month, not from the work place, but from a long term resident who would pick workers who effected her. I enjoy the conversations I got to have with residents telling me stories of when they grew up, spending my lunch breaks with different residents, and getting to fill up bird feeders outside their windows.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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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.
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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.
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