I became a caregiver by accident. I mean by accident in that my mother was involved in a serious schoolbus accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury. It became necessary for me to basically reverse our roles. It became my job to teach her how to do everything from counting money and paying billls, housekeeping and cooking as well as personal hygiene. I assisted her for over 3 years. After that I had to take care of my father-in-law after hospitalization and congestive heart failure. I am pleased to say that they are now both self sufficient to a certain point and occasionally still utilize my assistance. I have infinite patience, am a good cook, can clean and do all housework and run errands. I have familiarity with some medical terms and medications.
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.