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, being reliable, including arriving for work on time and fulfilling all duties in a timely manner. I enjoy being a caregiver simply because I know I can make someones day while making mines. My grandmother who has passed away from Alzheimer's Disease inspired me to become a caregiver. I really love what I do.
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.