My first job as a caregiver was way back in 1985, my senior year of high school. I worked in a nursing home and fell in love with caring for those in their golden year. They have so much to teach us. I went on to get my Masters in Social Work and was a hospice social worker for 15 years. I took every opportunity to provide direct care- there's just nothing like it. :) I opened a hospice house where I recruited, trained and mentored CNA's. I had the best of both worlds because I was a certified medication technician and was able to enjoy a lot of 1:1 time with our residents. After several years, I became a director of hospice and have been in management for the past 7 years. Honestly, I'm tired of quotas, the pressure to meet benchmarks, etc and want to return to simpler times when I was able to love on someone, pampering them and doing my best to ensure they are as comfortable and stress-free as possible. I'm excited to get back to my roots and hope you'll give me the chance to prove how much I adore older adults and love to spoil them.
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.