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Top 25 Personal Care Aide Interview Questions

Question 1 of 25
What's the most difficult decision you've made in the last two years and how did you come to that decision?
User-Submitted Answers
The most difficult decision to make to be with my son I just want to spend time to him while a can.
To be my close to my son, stay close to him and spend time, life to short and.
I accepted a job that I had no prior education or experience.
Question 2 of 25
How do you handle stressful situations?
User-Submitted Answers
Try to maintain and focus to the situation. Come down and be sure is every thing safe.
I always try to find the positive in the situation in order to set the tone with dealing with possible solutions.
First and foremost, I remember that I must remain calm, but also act quickly. Having a definitive task to work towards creates a goal that I can set in my mind and focus on during these scenarios. Remaining focused is key.
Question 3 of 25
What have you done in the past year to become a better Personal Care Aide?
User-Submitted Answers
The longer you spend time to client the more to know how to help and be perform to be a better career.
Established routines that were more productive and flexible in order to provide the best care for the person and/or family. I found it to be essential to always be cognizant and knowledgable of each persons role and maintain open factual communication between all parties. I have also learned how to deal with stressful situations appropriately so that I did not contribute to the level of anxiety at any given time. To always give 100% of myself and go above and beyond for my patient each and every day!!
I worked on my self confidence when using my knowledge and skills.
Question 4 of 25
What impact did you have in your last job?
User-Submitted Answers
I was a personal care giver to a person with a rare auto immune disorder that was confined to a bed. I provided the daily routine for personal hygiene, meals, and managed all PT and OT appointments. I also provided various forms of personal encouragement such as reading inspirational books, movies and personal discussions about goals. I set short term and long term goals that were realistic and appropriate for the patients capabilities. In addition, I also provided daily encouragement to the individual in order to maintain a positive outlook in order to accomplish those goals.
I had an impact on the sale by providing a positive and assertive approach to the customers.
I helped children achieve educational goals. I would tell the children what I would like to see on their next reports from their teachers, and make sure that they understood that they were capable of achieving these goals. Often, having someone to feel accountable to really helped them. I saw positive changes in the children, and they were often proud to tell me about the accomplishments they made. I responded very positively to these, and believe that fostered confidence in the children.
Question 5 of 25
Is it acceptable to call off work as a personal care worker? Where an individual is depending on you?
Question 6 of 25
Are you a patient person?
Question 7 of 25
Why are you the best candidate for us?
User-Submitted Answers
I have passoin, work team, dedicated person, love to help.
I am the best candidate for this role because I not only meet the necessary requirements for this job, but because I bring a level of care that will exceed all expectations, always!
Question 8 of 25
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
User-Submitted Answers
5 year time I will love to do a volunteer and help in different country.
Happy, Healthy and Successful!!!
Question 9 of 25
Are you a compassionate person?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes, doing this kind of job is awarding.
Question 10 of 25
What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?

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Question 11 of 25
How would you define great patient care?
User-Submitted Answers
To be dedicated to my work and mission for the value and goal for the work playplace.
To provide the level of care to individual that is exceedingly and abundantly exceptional that is required to contribute to the success and well being of that patient.
Question 12 of 25
How do you like to get feedback and suggestions?
User-Submitted Answers
Feedback or any suggertion is the most importance for the facility speakup for the resident to be a better for career and resident.
Setting a time and place for the discussion that is agreeable to both. It allows both parties to have an opportunity to prepare for that discussion.
Question 13 of 25
When have you had a really bad experience as a personal care worker?
Question 14 of 25
Have you ever been yelled at or accused of wrong doing, by a patient before? What was the situation?
Question 15 of 25
Give me an example that shows your trustworthiness.
Question 16 of 25
What skills do you think are most critical to this job?
Question 17 of 25
Will you you able to extend patience to stubborn clients?
Question 18 of 25
Describe an improvement you personally initiated.
Question 19 of 25
What was your most difficult decision in the last 6 months? What made it difficult?
Question 20 of 25
Are there any type of personal hygiene tasks that you would feel uncomfortable performing for our clients?
User-Submitted Answers
Career for client and don't feel uncomfortable performing is not the right thing to do the job.
I do not set any limits on tasks and prefer to make those decisions based on the level of care needed to provide the best care for the individual.
Question 21 of 25
Why did you enter this career?
User-Submitted Answers
Because is this the most rewarded job.
Planing to look after my mum when she need help, I perform the right thing for my mum.
I saw a need for a person that touched my heart and for the first time in my life I went with what I knew was the right choice, regardless of how difficult or unfavorable the task. At the end of the day its about helping people and being able to make a difference in the lives of others. To do the things that matter most and live a life that most matters.
For the rewarding feeling of helping others.
Question 22 of 25
What do you know about our organization?
Question 23 of 25
When have you provided personal care for an elderly person or an individual in need before?
User-Submitted Answers
Yes, I provided personal care for patient who was suffering from a rare auto immune disorder and had lost the ability to care for herself.
Question 24 of 25
What was your most rewarding experience in personal care?
Question 25 of 25
What do you like and dislike about home care?
User-Submitted Answers
It has features and benefits that are both positive and negative.

About Personal Care Aide

March 9th, 2017

Personal care aides help the elderly, chronically ill and physically or mentally challenged individuals with their everyday tasks. Personal care aides are also known as caregivers, companions or personal attendants. These professionals may work in clients' homes, adult day care or senior centers, hospice facilities or residential care facilities, where they may care for one patient or they may tend to several patients' needs during a particular time period. Part of a personal care aide's duties may include assisting their clients with grooming, bathing, dressing and other personal hygiene tasks as well as light cleaning, cooking and running errands.

There are no specific educational requirements to work as a personal care aide but some employers have certain minimum requirements by way of hands-on experience. You must also be knowledgeable about basic safety and emergency measures. Dedication to duty and an interest in helping those in need are crucial for anyone wishing to pursue a career as a personal care aide. You must also have your own transportation and be physically fit to meet the demands of the job.

Prospective employers will definitely want to hire someone experienced for this job. There are several ways you can gain work experience as a personal care aide. Volunteering in a nursing or senior home or interning under an experienced personal care aide are just two of many options.

Questions commonly asked at interviews for personal care aide jobs include why you chose this career, what attributes of yours make you a good fit for the job, do you have the necessary patience and fortitude for the job. Go through personal care aide mock interview questions so you can answer all questions more confidently, no matter how challenging.

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