Caregiver Interview Questions

Employers hiring caregivers are looking for patient and compassionate individuals who can provide additional support to people who are unable to care for themselves. Be ready to answer both behavioural and situational questions, such as how you would handle an unruly client who refuses to take their medicine or what you would do if a senior client fell down. Your interviewer may enquire about first aid training or CPR certification; experience in first aid treatment is always a plus.

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Top Caregiver Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three of the top questions asked in caregiver interview and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: What qualities do you possess that make you a good caregiver?

How to answer: This open-ended question is designed to look past the skills required to be a good caregiver and evaluate your attributes that add to those skills, making you a top choice as a caregiver. Refer to your patience, motivation, flexibility, kindness, engagement and positivity, as well as your fundamental caregiving skills.

Question No. 2: What skills do you think a caregiver should have?

How to answer: This open-ended question provides you with an opportunity to discuss the skills that go beyond the fundamentals of caregiving, such as problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills, and the practical application of knowledge in the medical field required to provide appropriate care to others. Provide examples of diligence and attention to detail that have helped any of your previous clients to improve their quality of life.

Question No. 3: How would you react to a difficult client or situation?

How to answer: This open-ended question is designed to describe your bedside manner. It offers you the chance to demonstrate the use of compassion and empathy with clients, even those who are difficult. You also have a chance to showcase your problem-solving skills and how you handle difficult situations diplomatically and calmly. Provide real-life examples from past experiences and how you solved the problem or worked with the client.

Top Interview Questions

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Senior Helpers
Hha/Caregiver was asked...27 November 2020

Have u ever worked with the elderly?

10 Answers

Yes I took care of my grandmother .

Yes I have 10 year experience

Yes I took care of my dad and mom

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Amada Senior Care
Caregiver was asked...13 November 2018

Have you been a caregiver before?

6 Answers

Yes,i was been a caregiver for 2years in the home for the aged in SAUDI ARABIA .. Less


Yes i have worked with elderly people in various home and its my passion given an opportunity I can do wonders. Less

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Do you have experience about the job you are applying for

5 Answers

Yes. 5 yrs

No. I want to start a career in care giving

Please see resume

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Nurse Next Door

they asked for examples of things we have done to make others happy

5 Answers

Lending a helping hand when needed, to just lend a ear when someone wants to be heard. Less

want your full attention, I want you to listen carefully to what I am saying, I want your ears to only listen to me blabbing nothing else. In Spanish, ears are orejas. We use ears for hearing and listening. Less

Always listening attentively and let them know how it is important for them to share Less

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Brookdale Senior Living

Do you have reliable transportation?

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Home Instead

How would I take care of some one...

4 Answers

Hi Good afternoon

Mi name is Zaily López

Good morning If I were to take of someone. I would first Get Familiar with them And their families to know mire about their needs. I will become there. Confidant. Because I’m a honest And compassionate woman. Less

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Comfort Keepers
Caregiver was asked...4 December 2018

Do you have any care giving experience?

4 Answers

Yes I do.I work with autistic ,Alzheimer and Dementia patients

Yes I do 3 years

I worked with Alzheimer's and Dementia patients. I also worked 10 plus years with kids in crisis. Less

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Home Instead

"How long have you taken care of the elderly?"

4 Answers

I have 5 years experience

the first lady I took care of was 3 years and the 2nd lady I took care of was 2/1/2 years Less

I have taken care of elderly for total of 5/1/2 year

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Family Tree In-Home Care
Caregiver was asked...16 December 2017

How many years of experience do you have?

4 Answers

13 years

I have worked as care giver


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Sunrise Senior Living

If you saw resident, who is known to be highly aggressive and requires a walker, walking down the hall with his shoes untied and is without his walker, what would you do?

4 Answers

I'm never live resident for your self

First I would get him his walker and offer it to him also tie his shot for him then stop him for a conversation and give him time to tell me why he did not have his walker and ask if he would like to go for a walk with me so I could watch and learn what he likes and don’t like are plus I get to know him and build a friendship so he can know I am there for him when he needs someone to talk with or spend time with Less

To get to know someone you need to react with them also built a friendship snd that way you also have built in them a Trust , respect and then you have s reason into what make them so disgruntled and act out , you need to keep all happy and feeling like they mean something to you and others also they can give you lessons in life’s history that are not in the school books this is from first hand knowledge. Less

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