Health care interview

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Health Care Interview


Health Care Interview


Health Care Interview

Dionne Johnson-Snagg



Katherine L. Cavanaugh

Health Care Interview

Working with the elderly

Choosing a career path that will be rewarding financially may be easy but choosing a career that will be rewarding both financially and mentally is another thing. Working with the elderly can be extremely rewarding but it won't always be easy. I'd like to see what makes people go into the field of caring for the elderly regardless of the method (ex: Home health aide, resident aide, live in companion).

Identification of Targeted Interviewee

My Interviewee is Vilma Johnson. I chose to interview her because I've worked at this facility before and she was one of the kindest people that I have come across. Even though her primary role is mainly limited to the kitchen she seems to genuinely care about the residents and their best interests.

Her role as a supervisor for the kitchen area can be used in any area in health care where residents or patients stay overnight so she's not tied down to one facility.

Description of the Department

Emeritus Senior Living was primarily an assisted living facility (at this particular location) but it has recently expanded to now include a memory care wing. Emeritus has over 150 residents in its two story facility and the memory care facility has just under 30 residents but it can accommodate 5o. My Interviewees department would be the dining facility on both sides for right now. My Interviewee is in charge of the menu that the residents receive and making sure that all accommodations are met (ex: allergies to certain foods, diabetics etc.)

Type of work done by the department

The dining or kitchen department is in charge of all meals that are...