1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
I enjoy patient care.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Being prompt, presentable, consistent, and following rules that are in place.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Being organized is very important in order to have a successful workday.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Having a timeline and a routine in order to complete the task and make sure I meet their needs.
Purpose: To be sure that all responsibilities are being completed and on a routine.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver/PCA/LNA/Nurse?
Doing daily care, preparing the patient needs throughout the day. To make life easier for them.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Attitude: Always positive and outgoing
Mood: Humble, patient, and kind
Motivation: Staying proactive
Job knowledge: Making sure I know my job
Compassion: Treat everyone how you want to be treated
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Following the rules and always paying attention to safety.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Well dressed, groomed.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Physically fit, being able to assist and transfer safely.
10. What precautions do you take?
11. What observations do you make when working?
Safety, access to things the patients need and use.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Keeping my emotions in check and the way I respond.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
It’s important for all professionals and staff to be consistent and to follow a certain care plan for that individual patient as we want what’s best for them.
14. What is proper communication?
Making sure we are relaying updates, changes, or concerns in a timely fashion to the appropriate chain of command.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Keeping a clean area, having all the tools that you and the patient need at your fingertips.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Creating a checklist and a schedule with consistency.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
It’s important, you don’t want them to feel rushed. Being able to prioritize and be proactive in the meantime.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Do not overreact or get flustered, be willing/ready for change.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Dates, times, checklists, descriptive, any changes, concerns, improvements, or updates in an understandable format.