1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver/PCA/LNA/Nurse?
I have been doing this type of work for about 30 years. I wanted to support those that couldn’t help themselves. Did in-home and LPN charge nurse for 9 years.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Being the best you can be, I take pride in that.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your work day?
“Being organized” it starts the minute I get up I make my bed.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Doing everything that is expected of me. Doing care with compassion, taking care of clients according to list of duties.
Purpose: For clients comfort and safety, reflect image of self respect.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver/PCA/LNA/Nurse?
Do all in compassion, look at the information and duties and fulfill them.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for you?
Attitude: I am a happy, social person, keep optimistic attitude.
Motivation: First thing in the morning I start by making my own bed. I tackle things from the ground up
Job knowledge: Being a caregiver, LNA, and LPN
Compassion: Treat everyone with kindness and compassion because that’s what I like to receive.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Follow protocols with clients and good body mechanics.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Clean and neat, dress as required, combed hair.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
I stay active.
10. What precautions do you take?
I am an observer. I like to evaluate what’s going on around me and act accordingly. Follow protocols.
11. What observations do you make when working?
I am looking and listening for what’s normal/abnormal. Safety to client is number one. If there’s any changes report to charge person.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
To be patient and wait until things come into perspective, communicate, watch what is said, be professional.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Tells whether a person is dependent or independent, can feed themselves or not, what kind of ADLs the person has, whether they are DNR or not, what to do in detail that the client needs for proper care.
14. What is proper communication?
When any problem arises that concerns the client to report to proper person. Communicate with client to be involved in proper care and keep a happy environment.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Keep things clean, picked up obstacles in the way where someone could trip and fall.
16. How do you maintain meeting basic needs of your client?
Look at info as to what I am supposed to do in their care.
17. What does patience mean to you in framework of caregiving?
Not to hurry the client, be compassionate. Help them be independent as what they can do if not and help them the best you can.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Prioritize the situation, handle the most acute thing first. Report if needed.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Filled in and initialed.
20. How do you review and improve?
Look and listen