1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
After taking care of my grandmother for many years I thought it’d be time to branch out and help more people.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
It means having a strong work ethic, being honest, trustworthy, and consistent.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Having a schedule planned out, having a clear mind.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
You are giving them back a sense of independence and self-assurance. You are there to assist them through their day and make it easier.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
I give myself small checklists to keep myself on track.
Attitude/Mood: These go hand-in-hand as long as I keep my head clear of outside issues I can go through my day with a smile on my face.
Motivation: Set small achievable goals throughout.
Job knowledge: Keep researching, asking questions, and learning.
Compassion: Always treat each person like you want to be treated.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Don’t do anything you are not comfortable with, and always keep communication open.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Properly covered, proper footwear, nothing skin-tight, plenty flexible (non-restrictive).
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Open, free moving whether it be clothes, workspace, etc.
10. What precautions do you take?
Make sure the environment is safe and secure, the client is feeling well (don’t want to hurt them).
11. What observations do you make when working?
What my client likes/dislikes
12. What does self-control mean to you?
To have a calm temper and a clear head.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Do what the doctor or family tells you to do, i.e. taking meds on time, what they can/can’t do.
14. What is proper communication?
Open and honest, upfront communication with the client, family, and after staff.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Keep everything in check, keep your composure and wits about you.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Keep a routine and schedule, a checklist, and listening to their needs.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Patience is everything! Without it there will be chaos and unhappiness.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
As easy as possible, I try not to let it get the best of me by staying calm and collected.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Care plans are organized and filled.
20. How do you review and improve?
Positive feedback is always welcome, don’t talk down to others, calmly explain what can improve.