1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
I worked at the VNA before and enjoyed helping people. It’s a good feeling knowing your assistance is appreciated.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
A person that is well mannered, respectful, and considerate to others. Being reliable.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Taking care of myself, plenty of sleep, eating, exercise, preparing ahead of time, and thinking positive!
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
By being dependable, assisting with their needs with empathy and compassion.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Good hygiene, protection – gloves, mask, eyewear.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Something appropriate, dress shirt and pants, sweater, and closed-toe shoes.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
A person having the full ability of a range of motion.
10. What precautions do you take?
Look around for safety issues – wet floors, items you could trip over, food not too hot, clean environment.
11. What observations do you make when working?
Paying attention to my surroundings and listening.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Being calm, able to control your actions and feelings.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
An organized schedule for the client’s needs, all caregivers need to follow in order for proper care.
14. What is proper communication?
Either verbal or written with polite words.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Reliable, compassionate, listen, respectful.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Taking the time.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Calmly mannered, think about the situation before reacting. Depends on what is happening, safety first.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Proper heading, signature, and all information.
20. How do you review and improve?
By learning any updated info, taking courses.