1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
I like to be hands-on, and I believe helping someone stay at home is the most important thing in keeping people healthy and happy.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Look, act, represent on and off the job in a way that you can look back on and be proud of.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
The moment that work starts you’re working I leave everything else behind and focus on the task at hand.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
Learning and continuing to learn to improve myself.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Attitude: I applied for this job, I want to be here
Mood: Only you can make yourself happy
Motivation: Take pride in a finished job
Job knowledge: Be clear on what you’re responsible for
Compassion: Be honest, don’t blame, know the power of forgiveness and always put yourself in their shoes, especially before judging a situation.
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
When in doubt, ask first.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Clean and neat, well kept and modest, mobility to do the job.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Movement without causing pain or injury to a client or yourself, proper body mechanics.
11. What observations do you make when working?
The client’s physical and mental condition, environmental needs, personal needs.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Controlling one’s emotions and actions especially during a difficult or stressful situation.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Following a plan that was selected by someone more knowledgeable that follows the client’s capabilities, needs, and wishes.
14. What is proper communication?
Listening, comprehending, then clearly communicating back all to achieve understanding.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Look, see, fix.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Know their expectations, know the employer’s expectations and communicate.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Knowing that every client is different in the healing process, encourage them but let them go at their own pace.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Accept that things happen, prepare for multiple scenarios, remain calm.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Complete, accurate, and easy to read.