After many years in the industrial field, I felt I needed to do my part to help others and what I was most passionate about was helping out the most helpless - children and elderly, alike. Eventually, I took on the role of (adult) caregiver, assisting two different aunts at two different times - both with dementia and Alzheimer's. I continued being employed in that role after each had passed away. Roughly ten to twelve years later, I cared for my own mother, who also suffered from Alzheimer,'s/dementia, up until the time of her passing as well. Although it has its challenges, caregiving can be personally rewarding and gratifying, knowing that you've made a difference in someone's life. (It did for me.) I know some day I might need assistance with my own daily activities, so I'm looking to sow now, that I might reap later.
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.