1. What made you decide to become a Caregiver?
I enjoy caring for people as well as making a difference in someone’s life.
2. What does professionalism mean to you?
Always dress well, be on time, be respectful.
3. What does preparation mean to you in regards to your workday?
Having all the tools needed for your job all PPE & equipment.
4. What does framework mean to you in the caregiver arena?
Being positive, compassionate, help with any and all needs.
Purpose: To care for those who can’t or aren’t physically able to take care of themselves.
5. How are you meeting the needs of others as a Caregiver?
Helping with eating, bathing, toileting, taking to appointments, feeding, transferring.
6. Professionalism: How do you take responsibility for yourself?
Attitude: Stay positive and polite
Mood: Be happy and calm
Motivation: Highly motivated
Job knowledge: MA, CNA/LNA, CPR/BLS
Compassion: Be kind and helpful
7. Preparation: How do you reduce risk to yourself and your client?
Make sure both have proper hygiene, proper transfer tools.
8. What does proper attire mean to you?
Close-toed shoes, scrubs if required, slacks/shirt, hair up.
9. What does proper mobility mean to you?
Having a wheelchair, walker, or gait belt.
10. What precautions do you take?
PPE, having a gait belt, or other tools you need.
11. What observations do you make when working?
Vitals, signs of pain, any new change in behavior.
12. What does self-control mean to you?
Being respectful, understand where other people are coming from, stay calm.
13. What does it mean to follow a care plan?
Follow their therapy, treatments, medications, food prep, dietary restrictions, transferring.
14. What is proper communication?
Being respectful, making sure everyone you work with knows what’s going on with proper documentation.
15. How do you maintain a proper environment?
Stay calm, play calming music, greet everyone with a smile.
16. How do you maintain meeting the basic needs of your client?
Be prepared and kind, make sure you have what you need on hand for the resident.
17. What does patience mean to you in the framework of caregiving?
It is very important to have patience, be kind, take your time, don’t rush clients.
18. How do you handle the unexpected?
Adapt to the changes as quickly as possible.
19. What does proper documentation look like?
Make sure you chart all intake/output/and changes in medication or behavior, sign all notes and documents.
20. How do you review and improve?
Speak with coworkers and management, see what I can improve on, and find new strategies and ways to improve.