From my experience working with professional caregivers, clients, and families, the characteristics of a good caregiver include: Demonstrating empathy and compassion for the senior Supporting the patient's family members, who may be struggling to cope with their loved one's decline Committing to professional growth and continuing education, including attending all trainings at your agency Being reliable, including arriving for work on time and fulfilling all duties in a timely manner Respecting your patients' privacy and dignity Exhibiting a positive demeanor and kind tone of voice Being considerate and kind when working with the patient Being mindful of the fact that you are working in a senior's, or their family's, private home Using good communication skills with both the patient and the family Having a well-kept personal appearance, including following your agency's dress code Seeking solutions to caregiving issues when you don't have an answer Acting as a personal supporter and cheerleader for your patient and their family during difficult days
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.