Top 25 Home Health Aide Interview Questions
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Home Health Aide
December 2nd, 2014

Home health and personal care aides help people who are disabled, chronically ill, or cognitively impaired. They also help older adults who may need assistance. They help with activities such as bathing and dressing, and they provide services such as light housekeeping. In some states, home health aides may be able to give a client medication or check the client?s vital signs under the direction of a nurse or other healthcare practitioner.
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Home Health Aide Interview Questions
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Have you researched our Organization? Do you have any questions about what we do?
 
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Organize work beginning of the shif.
 
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Provides one of the greatest cares for its clients.
 
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Organization means that I am freely to do my test efficiency.
 
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Caring for people that have needs.
 
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The organization is based around helping others who are in need of assistance.
 
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Please explain in detail how you would appropriately transfer a patient from a bed to a wheelchair.
 
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Make sitting position of patient edge of the bed and move to wheelchair .
 
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Ask or assistances or get the patient onto the wheelchair.
 
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Position and Lock the wheelchair against the edge of the bed, turn over the patient and put your hand under the shoulder blade and other hand under the patient knees, then swing the legs in to the edge of the bed. Next, helping the patient sit up into the wheelchair.
 
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Lock the Wheelchair, raise the head of the bed, pivot the patient, put the patient"ts arm around my neck, pivot the to the chair.
 
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I would position them close to the edge of the bed against my body for support on bring their legs around to the side of the bed and using a pivot motion seat them into the wheelchair, making sure the wheels were locked.
 
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Do you work well with others and can you be a team player?
 
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I am very compassionate and friendly person. I deal with person very nicely.
 
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Yes I will and I'm very friendly easy going person but a little bit shy.
 
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I have good relation ship with every body.
 
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I make sure that I delivered a good communication with my co workers.
 
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Yes I do. I very like to work team player.
 
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What do you consider to be your biggest weakness? What are you doing to improve your skills in this area?
 
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I am a perfectionist person . I also want other people perfectly.
 
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I'm not sure but I think its death and I will teach myself how to handle.
 
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My greatest weaknesses is I am too worry for my client and all elderly people.
 
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I get attached to my seniors, thinking about them, wondering if they are okay when I am not there.
 
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My greatest weakness would be trying to please others. I always want to do everything that I can to benefit others, but sometimes forget to take time for myself.
 
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Why are you interested in a career as a Home Health Aide?
 
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Looking after people who donot care themselves gives great comfort to me. It has two benefits it gives me comfort and satisfaction and I also earn money for living.
 
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To help our elders and others that need in help.
 
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I like to support persons.
 
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To help someone that is in need.
 
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I am interested in caring for people who are less fortunate.
 
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What motivates you, as a home health aide, to do your best every day?
 
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My experience to care my grand mother.
 
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Seeing my patients happy and more joyful about life.
 
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To know that I am helping someone in need.
 
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I client and do my job in a professional manner.
 
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That at the end of the day I provided the best care I could and that the clientbis happy a.
 
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What is your philosophy towards work?
 
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Have more experience , become more strength and more professional.
 
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Work is worship according to me.
 
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Mu philosophy towards work is just to use my skill.
 
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You have to do what you love to do.
 
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Helping and serving to those in need and commitment and dedication brings out the best in a company and its employees.
 
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After an extremely demanding day with a patient, a supervisor criticizes your work. How do you handle this?
 
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I apologize and make sure that I fix it.
 
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I call the agency give me the job.
 
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I look past the critical comment, and ask them how it should be done.
 
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Make the corrections necessary if possible and try to satisfy the family member.
 
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I would patiently explain the happeneings of the day and apologize.
 
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What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?
 
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When my bipolar daughter had a crisis and refused to go to the hospital. I went to court, get a court order and the sheriff came home and took her to the hospital.
 
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The most difficult situation was when I work with client children and grand children.
 
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I had to deal with a patient pretending trying to kill them self.
 
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A senior I was caring for refused to eat I notified the family and the seniors family doctor.
 
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With other family members not wanting anything to do with them or not havent the time I just let them know I am here when they need me.
 
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Tell me about your availability. Are you able to work overtime, shift work, weekends and holidays?
 
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As of now, I do not have any pre-occurring events. When I am more aware of any plans tang are happening, I will let you know as soon as possible with my needs of time off.
 
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I love to travel and when I do, my plans are made well in advance; holidays-would love to have them off but understanding the business that might not be possible so I would be flexible.
 
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Holidays so I can spend time with family and friends.
 
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What has been your most rewarding patient-care experience to date?
 
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I did research to help my daughter medically and spiritually. Now she is doing better and is on her own.
 
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My philosophy toward work is that I can show and contribute my ability, skill, responsibility, interest to and it brings me the corresponding result of what I have done.
 
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I give proper care to patient.
 
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Working with a senior that could work along side of me, we worked together.
 
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I have not been a home health aide before.
 
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What are your short-term career goals as a Home Care professional?
 
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Home my grand mother to give her a good care.
 
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I am going to take CNA classes then LPN then RN. So in 5 years, I will be a Registered nurse.
 
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I see my self as a best care giver.
 
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Graduating form Baker College with a bachelor's degree.
 
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I myself get better and have a lot experience to take care elderly people.
 
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What type of diagnoses have you cared for in the past?
 
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Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, lupus, Muscle atrophy, incontinence, muscular dystrophy,
 
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I have no medical experience.
 
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Several on different stages one of my patients doesn't have mobility in their legs and one just needs assistant with food preparation.
 
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My grandmother has hep c my great grandmother has high blood pressure and diabetes.
 
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Diabetics , kidney failure high blood pressure and so on.
 
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We are looking for a candidate with a clean criminal record, who is bondable. Are you comfortable if I do a background check on you?
 
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Yes I have given you honest answers to the answers concerning my back ground.
 
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Have you ever faced a situation on the job that made you uncomfortable?
 
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Working with someone who isnt doing the job for the right reasons.
 
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When somebody talks about something that he does not know.
 
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Teammates who don't give their all.
 
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When people dont want to accept my help.
 
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Being around a person who does not know what he or she wants in life and tries to down or discourage other people.
 
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Imagine that your shift ends at 2 p.m. and your replacement hasn't arrived by 2:15 p.m. How would you handle the situation?
 
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I would continue to do my job as I regulary would and talk to my supervisor and my replacement.
 
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I will continue working, call the supervisor and inform her.
 
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Until I will get replacement I am going to work.
 
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Relax and continue to work until my replacement arrives.
 
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I would continue whatever needs to be done and call and see where my replacement mihpght be.
 
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What three words would you use to describe yourself?
 
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Dependable, reliable and caring.
 
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Hard working, honest, dependable.
 
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I comfortable to use computer, I am passionate people and I am very punctuality.
 
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Compassionate, friendly, success.
 
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Loyal determined lovable.
 
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Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a patient.
 
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When I was working with Phoenix Project. We had to fix some computers and get them ready for a local community project. They wanted the basic software installed on the computers. We did what they required and in addition we installed some more features to protect the computers.
 
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When we were down staff I tooknon extra clients.
 
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]I always try to exceed the expectations of both my employer and the clients. It's the best way how to make the clients satisfied, as well as it helps me feel the personal satisfaction from doing my job. For example, I had two clients that had Cerebral Palsy (CP) and a daughter age 7, they were raising on their own. So it was difficult finding other Home health aides to fulfill their needs. So for six months, I stayed at their home with them and gave them 24 hour care, which after my regular paid hours. I volunteered. So, that they didn't have to worry and that they could remain independently in their homes until they found extra help. But I still today don't see it as I was going above and beyond my job. If I had to do it again today, I would in a minute.
 
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I had to do a video project in elementary school that showed our favorite hobbies I couldnt just chose 1 I chose 3 I worked hard on each project because I was determined to show my classmates what I could do.
 
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In middle school we had to do 1 video project of what we liked to do. I chose 3 because they were what I loved to do and I couldn't chose just 1. My teacher told me that it was good I had different hobbies and that I would defiantly keep myself busy I spent so much time on them 3 video projects because it was something I was really interested in.
 
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If a co-worker corrected you in front of a patient, what would you do?
 
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As a Health Care Aide, your patients rely heavily on you. Would you consider yourself very reliable? Tell me about your attendance and punctuality in your current position.
 
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How would your references describe you?
 
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As a nice, caring, hard working, dependable and trustworthy person.
 
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They say I am very good person, I am always attendant school on time.
 
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As a lovable and likeable person someone who wants to make a change.
 
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Have you ever had to perform First Aid or CPR on a patient? Are you currently certified in First Aid or CPR?
 
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How strong is your medical terminology?
 
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Tell me about your documentation skills.
 
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Do you take direction well?
 
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Do you have an interest in pursuing a long term career within medical?
 
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Are you efficient with your time?
 
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Yes im good at time mangement ive always gotten everything done on time.
 
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How do you handle patients that are characteristically upset, difficult, or resist your care?
 
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With patience and kindness.
 
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Give them their space if they need it and just listen to them.
 
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I would give the patients time to talk and try to do somethings as he want, unless more difficult to handle I should talk with my supervisor.
 
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Give them space but try to reasure them im here to help them.
 
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What are your greatest strengths? How do you think these benefit you as a caregiver?
 
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Patience, learn fast, follow the instructions and make sure that my job is well done.
 
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My greatest strengths is comfortable to use computer software such as : Microsoft word, excel, power point etc. I very good to talk with some people who doesn't know before, I am interpersonal,
 
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Calming angry or agitated clients being dedicated and dependable I also have determination.
 
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Why are you the best candidate for us?
 
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Because I will use my experience to better serve you, continue to learn to contribute to the growing of the institution.
 
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I am honest and empatheic and I have expedience.
 
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I think that I am fit of you job and excellent.
 
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I am because my client and their families come first they are going through a time that they feel embarrassed and they even feel as a vurden but I want to prove to them that they are not.
 
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How long have you been a home health aide?
 
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I have helped famiky members for a few years but I have no real experience.
 
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I never been HHA before. I just graduate my Certificate.
 
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Do you have a reliable form of transportation to take you to and from your patients' homes?
 
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