1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
There are several things that made me want to be a caregiver, one being that I have compassion for others, I know there is a need for caregivers, and it’s a great way to earn a living.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Professionalism to me is being able to perform your job without prejudice and to the best of your ability to ensure that excellence is service.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Preparation means being ready to act when needed. Also to have all knowledge and materials to do a great job.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
My idea of the framework is things put together to outline a job/time/moment.
Purpose: Is a reason to act whether knowing or not knowing a given calling. It’s meant to be.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
I assess the care and skills needed, then act on the need. Also communicating with the client to ensure they are comfortable and understand the care being given.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
I maintain good faith in God and act on good deeds and proper treatment of others.
Attitude: Being open and upbeat
Mood: Keep positive
Motivation: Know that if I do well, in return one day I will be treated the same
Job knowledge: To keep up with new techniques, standards, and laws on care
Compassion: To love others no matter how my home life is
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
I stay fit, work out, get rest when I’m off, pay attention to my surroundings.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
To wear comfortable clothes, shoes for the activities that are to be done at that time.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Being able to move when needed, able to perform job tasks.
10. What precautions do you take?
Knowing the area, the surrounding, use all safety equipment, ask questions as needed.
11. What observations do you make when working?
Know the staff, clients, understand their moods, dietary routine, know the schedule, observe behaviors, dress, mannerisms.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Having self-control means knowing when to act and not act on personal feelings, but observe and understand the situation to ensure proper actions.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
To read, understand, and act on duties assigned by staff nurses, doctors’ orders, to give the patient proper room to grow.
14. What is proper communication?
Listening, answering, or asking questions, repeat information given.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Just by abiding by facility rules, don’t speak of controversial things.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Understand what’s in the care plan and doing just that.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
Knowing that others may have some limitations but it doesn’t mean they can’t act if given skills, assistance, companionship (They can do it).
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Learn to adapt to environment, situations, by staying calm and thinking things through for a safe and effective outcome.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Your name, date, PT name, date, time, activity, action taken, response, overall outcome in conclusion.
20. How do you review and improve?
I often think about my day, go through my actions and see if I would have done anything differently. Also, I read, meditate, and learn ways to stay calm.