sfleck 622 Views
Joined: Oct 7, '99;
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I just learned about a new concept for caregivers who want to have more control of their hours, salary and commute time. It's a web site called americancaregiver.com and it uses the internet to link caregivers with care seekers (private and public) in your vicinity needing your specialized skills. The site is still in progress, but you can join for free right now. As a busy mom of two, I'm excited to see what opportunities develop for me in my region when the site goes full throttle. Just had to share the info with other caregivers!
Here's something even better . . . there's a national website called americancaregiver.com that directly connects caregivers with care seekers in their vicinity (or whatever vicinities the caregiver prefers to work in). I believe it will revolutionize the industry, because it gives caregivers and patients much more control, flexibility and freedom of choice (all of which managed care has sadly depleted!).
Care seekers (private and public) will be able to visit the site and review credentials of caregivers offering the specialized services that the care seeker needs. Then, they will contact the caregiver directly via phone, or through an agency (whichever the caregiver prefers). The site is supposed to eventually also offer shopping and other services for long term care patients and providers. Best of all it's free to join.
Hope this helps! Good luck!
I've been in this industry for more than 10 years and have been disgusted with the lack of flexibility and control I have due mainly to cost control in the hospital setting(understaffing, low pay, long hours.) I would love the opportunity to work locally and create my own schedule, since I have two kids and am tired of commuting long distances to work in an understaffed hospital! I would like to know how other nurses feel about this dilemma. I recently heard about a new concept called americancaregiver.com where care providers contract directly with care seekers in their area. I've heard it will be available in November, but that clinicians can sign on now to have their credentials posted when it becomes available. Does anyone out there know any other resources for someone in my situation? I'm desperate to spend more time with my family and less time on the road!
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