1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
I fell into this work 20 years ago because it fit my family life, I discovered that I loved it.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
On-time, kind, respectful, using kind words, being a team player.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Well rested, have personal needs taken care of.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Rules, boundaries, guidelines.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
Treating them with respect, caring for their safety.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Be well rested before a shift, take advantage of ongoing education and support.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Proper training, follow protocol.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Clean, no low necklines, no graphic tees, no blue jeans.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Be in shape for the job.
10. What precautions do you take?
Wash hands, use gloves.
11. What observations do you make when working?
Eating elimination, sleeping.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Read care plan before arriving for the shift. Ask questions.
14. What is proper communication?
Calling TLC when the need arises, documentation.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Clean, free of obstacles.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Keep them comfortable, safe, well-fed.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Listen to the client as long as they need. Allow clients as much time as they need to finish a task.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Go with the flow, if the next caregiver is a little late, show compassion.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Fill out all forms completely.
20. How do you review and improve?
Ask for feedback, participate in training.