• Interviewing Caregivers

    Posted by ryan-berhar-2 on June 11, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    What are good questions to ask when interviewing a potential caregiver, and what questions are better to avoid? Below are my notes from the 2016 SMA Conference. Please feel free to add to the list!

    Dont ask:


    Questions about family<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Personal questions<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Criminal records<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>


    Can you transfer 100 pounds ?

    Can you perform job task?

    Willing to complete background check?

    2 references

    Minimal of one-2 is ideal<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Always ask for people to talk to

    Avoid co workers if possible<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    Ask what strengths are<span class=”Apple-converted-space”> </span>

    deann-r replied 6 years ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • deann-r

    June 11, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    I always like to tell them what I need and gauge their reaction.  If you use equipment ask if they’re familiar with it, if not assess their willingness to learn.  Always say upfront if you have pets, or in my case a service dog before an interview.  I’ve had individuals do an about face and walk out before.

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