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☛ Why are you in this line of work?
☛ What kind of special training, if any, have you had?
☛ What types of work do you enjoy? Do you not enjoy?
☛ Do you have any physical or emotional problems that would hinder you in this job?
☛ Have you ever been convicted of a crime? What? Where? When?
☛ Do you mind being around somebody who smokes or drinks?
☛ Will it bother you to work around a cluttered house?
☛ Would you be willing to transport “senior’s name” to medical appointments or on other activity outings?
☛ Is there anything on my “job description form” that you can’t or won’t do?
☛ Concerning outings, is “senior’s name” responsible to pay for the meals if you are on an outing? How do you deal with the financial side of things? Do you pay up front and I reimburse you at billing time? Or does “senior’s name” have to have a way to pay?
☛ How does billing work? Methods of payment? What are the payment periods? Do I have a choice?
☛ When do you start charging? Where does the base charge start from? Upon arrival to senior’s location or from your location?
☛ Will you be willing to work holidays? Is there an extra fee? Mondays and Fridays tend to land on Holidays.
☛ Can you work on weekends? Will you charge more for these days?
☛ How long do you plan to stay on the job? Will you provide two weeks notice before resigning?
☛ Would you ever have any particular occasion to bring someone with you?
☛ Are there any issues with the days or hours that I need you to work?
☛ What about when “senior’s name” goes away on vacation, is hospitalized, or sick? Do you charge a fee to hold her spot? Can you make up the time instead by providing extra care at a later time when needed?
☛ How much notice do you need if “senior’s name” does need extra help at some point and wants to use make up time?
☛ What is your policy on day to day cancellation-meaning if “senior’s name” cancels last minute?
☛ Are you familiar with special diets (i.e. diabetic, low sodium, low cholesterol)?
☛ Do you have reliable transportation?
☛ What is your training and experience in the area of memory loss?
☛ How would you handle wondering? Refusing to eat? Aggressive or abusive behavior? Not getting into the bath or shower?
☛ How would you handle a medical emergency?
☛ Can you change dressings?
☛ Can you watch for and document changes in behavior?
☛ How will the communication work between you and myself regarding the visits? Will you provide updates? How frequently?
☛ Do you know how to operate a lift to transfer someone?
☛ Are you willing to change “senior’s name” diapers?
☛ Can you change a bed with someone in it?
☛ Are you willing to obtain training?
☛ Would you agree to a trial period for training and getting acquainted?
☛ What are your salary requirements? Is it negotiable?

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