I became a caregiver at a early age at 16 and didn't know it at the time. My stepfather became ill and mother had to work. I had to change his ostomy pouch bag. After a while it was nothing. Watching my mother over the years careing for him and others it became part of me and I began loving to care for people. After my mother died I took in my uncle who was born handicapped. I promised her I would never send him away if anything ever happened to her. I cared for him 16 years. It wasn't easy trying to work. Two of the caregivers became two of my closest friends. After he died I knew that was my calling. I knew nothing else to do and i was great at it. I went to school but never got certified. I have three children, 8 grandchildren. I've been careing for 20 years now and wouldn't trade it for anything. If I can made a person smile and make their day better then my day is better.
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.