Home Health Aide: Most Home Health Aides are considered an employee of the person who hires them, whether it is the person who needs care or an agency. The questions and hiring process should be tailored to the specific situation. Either way, it is a good practice to include the person who needs care in the conversation about hiring a home health aide. Then, you should ensure that candidates are properly certified (CPR training, First Aid training, etc).
The role of the home health aide combines medical or skilled care (catheter care, for instance) with personal care (light meal preparation, giving baths). Working conditions will differ depending on the kind of care a patient needs. You may want someone with experience in that specific type of care. For example, you may need a home health aide with experience with dementia, or quadriplegic care.
During these interviews, you will be evaluating the ability to deliver skilled care and the attitude towards personal care. The best home health aides are empathetic, observant, good listeners, and committed to advocating on behalf of their patients. For this type of hire, a personality match may be helpful. Start a conversation with your candidates to see whether they are a good fit for patients based on their experience as a home health aide and any mutual interests.