I became a caregiver because I like to help people. I feel that everyone deserves to be treated with respect no matter their age, disability or mental condition. I love the feeling you get each day just helping people and talking with them. My last consumer had wanted to lose weight for over a year with no success. Her goal was to be under 200 pounds but she didn't like exercising. So I introduced kickball, dancing. daily walks and window shopping to lose weight without it feeling like exercise to her. And after 10 months of salads and games we made it down to 198.5. We still correspond long distance so that I can encourage her to continue with her commitment. I worked at Highland Terrace in Camas when I was 18 as a nurse aide and loved the satisfaction I got each day after work knowing my patients were taken care of. I was born in Washington and moved to Alaska when I was 21. I spent the last 30 living in Kenai Alaska and have now relocated back here around my family. I cared for my father, mother and sister as they died from cancer. I have worked in this field and feel I am best suited for this kind of job. I am very prompt for all scheduled shifts, I work well with others and don't mind going out of my way to help someone else.
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.