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    MY INTERVIEW WITH DSP Alexandria Langston

    3/6/20230 Comments


    interview with a dsp/cna

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    Alexandria Langston

    What is your full title

    *Qualified Medication Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant, Direct Support Professional, Certified Demtenia Practioner

    What was the moment you realized that you wanted to get into the healthcare industry?*

    I was 15 and did the CNA program at Anthis because it came with dual credits for college. I got placed at Saint Anne's and it literally felt like a home there.

    What is an important aspect of being a direct support person in the waiver system in Indian?

    *Respecting clients even if they are non verbal. Every one deserves to be respected.

    Before working in the healthcare industry, did you know about the waiver system in Indiana?

    *No, I just recently learned about the waiver system.

    What’s one thing you would like to change about the waiver system?


    I wish we could find and keep reliable help. Seems like it is hard to find in this aspect of Healthcare especially.

    Do you think it’s important to be knowledgeable on supportive decision making when you’re dealing with the waiver system in regards to individuals with a disability, physically and intellectually?

    *Yes. I believe everyone has the right to know what is happening.

    how has it affected you on a daily basis?


    I have realized their needs to be more change with the waiver system. It should be held to higher standards.


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