1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
Making a difference in a person’s health and wellbeing is gratifying, also a love of learning.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Having the credentials to do the job well and remaining neutral.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Preparing for the day helps to keep the job running smoothly.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Time allotted per client to complete essential job duties.
Purpose: To ensure important jobs are done in a timely manner.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
Duty, safety, and compassion.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Attitude: Always try to be the best me
Mood: Check any issues at the door
Motivation: Grateful for the ability to help and not need to be helped
Job knowledge: Never work outside of my realm of ability
Compassion: Understand that the client probably doesn’t want to be in the situation they are in
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Follow safety precautions.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Dressing properly less is more i.e jewelry, makeup, piercings, etc.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
The ability to move about safely and use proper body mechanics.
10. What precautions do you take?
Safety precautions, according to clients chart, airborne, bloodborne, reverse, etc.
11. What observations do you make when working?
Condition of the client, condition of living, condition of food the client is consuming.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
The ability to remain neutral during trying times.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Following individualized care for each client.
14. What is proper communication?
How to send and receive messages clearly and effectively.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Maintaining safe conditions for the welfare of the client.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Follow the care plan, listen to the client, and observe.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Patience is one of the most important parts of caregiving. When I have patience, my clients tend to feel more comfortable.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Life is always throwing the unexpected in. If it is immediate then I stop what I’m doing, if not then I handle it when I’m done with the task at hand.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Writing down what’s occurred, for the record. Using date, time, and signature.
20. How do you review and improve?
Think about what happened throughout the day, research to improve for the next time.