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What questions to ask when hiring senior care giver?

Missy in Houston, TX
June 4, 2018

Tips for hiring senior care giver

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Here are some questions I would ask.... 1. What do you like best about Caregiving? What do you like the least? 2. How do you deal with it when the person you are caring for gets upset? 3. Do you get a flu shot every year? 4. What home activities do you do to keep a person interested and engaged?

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Lori in Oxnard, CA
June 13, 2018

What experience do you have with specific needs that your loved one has. do you have reliable transportation. what is your availability. references from past families you have cared for. what are your pay expectations. do you have flexibility. are you available to fill in for other caregivers.

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1 Do you have a driver's license 2 Are you willing to submit to a back ground check 3 What kind of experience do you have with the elderly 4 Are you able to work the hours needed 5 What caregiving certification training do you have CPR BLS

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THE EXPERIENCE

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questions about care they will provide, references, do they enjoy caring for others. How patient are they, how easy it for them to become upset. Will they care for the family like their own, will they give the client the utmost love, dignity, and respect.

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Lenght of experience and their field of expertise.

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Tips for hiring senior care giver

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There are many questions that can be asked but there are a few pertinent or key questions such as: 1. Are you willing to go above and beyond the call of duty in the execution of the role of being a caregiver. 2. How committed are you to your role? 3. Please explain the terms integrity and accountability in relation to your work.

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First and for most experience, Why well some people are not elderly oriented people. Especially if dementia/ alzheimer plays a role. There are many boundaries that get crossed by there patients, but not really their fault its the medical condition. The right person will know the difference. Availability- Be sure they are available to the needs of patient.

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Ask what a prospective care giver would do in a particular situation

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How would a person that is going to take care of will react to your loved one in case of emergency.

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How long have you been in the business? Do you have references? Why do you do senior care giving? Are you able to lift and transfer? Do you have cpr certification? Do you know what a DNR is?

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Janet in Bethany, CT
June 5, 2018

Need a kind hearted, caring individual for a few hours a day, 5 days a week for 101+ yr old grandmother. Mostly for companionship, story telling and book reading. She's blind and needs assistance finding her way to and from bathroom as well.

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User in Tucson, AZ
June 5, 2018

Is this question for the caregiver???? We are not hiring

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Alicia in Kiowa, CO
June 4, 2018

care and responsable

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Their experience

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I like to ask the applicant why they think they would be good for the particular senior and ask specific questions about how they would handle situations that are likely to come up. If a senior needing help is resistant to having help, I ask how they would overcome this. If the senior resists drinking water , taking medication or eating, I ask the prospective caretaker about how they would handle each of those. I also ask about prior work experience, and why they are in this type of work. Also important to get 3 or 4 references of people they have worked for and to have specific questions for these references. After the initial interview with me, I ask my applicant "picks" to meet the senior and we interview them together. The senior makes the final decision unless I see any red flags at this interview. Good luck. Heather H, Waltham, MA

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Dan in Voorhees, NJ
June 4, 2018

how do I go about deleting my profile?

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