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Working As An Assisted Living Administrator

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • $26,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Assisted Living Administrator Do

Personal care aides help clients with self-care and everyday tasks. They also provide social supports and assistance that enable clients to participate in their communities.

Duties

Personal care aides typically do the following:

  • Care for and assist clients with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s or mental illness
  • Engage clients by talking to or playing games with them, or by taking them for walks
  • Help clients with hygiene-related tasks, such as bathing, brushing teeth, and going to the bathroom
  • Transfer clients to and from a bed or a wheelchair
  • Complete housekeeping tasks, such as changing bed linens, washing dishes, and cleaning living areas
  • Help prepare and plan meals
  • Assist with organizing a client’s schedule and schedule appointments
  • Arrange transportation to and from doctors’ offices or the store
  • Help clients pay bills or manage money
  • Shop for personal items and groceries
  • Assist clients in going to work and participating in their communities

Personal care aides—also called caregivers and personal attendants—help clients with self-care and daily activities. Personal care aides perform tasks that are similar to those of home health aides. However, personal care aides cannot provide any medical services, whereas home health aides may provide basic medical services.

Direct support professionals work with people who have developmental or intellectual disabilities. They may help create a behavior plan and teach self-care skills, such as doing laundry or cooking meals. They may also provide other personal assistance services.

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How To Become An Assisted Living Administrator

Most personal care aides are trained on the job. There are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, but most aides have a high school diploma.

Education

Although there are no formal education requirements for personal care aides, employers may prefer candidates with a high school diploma.

Training

Aides may be trained on the job by registered nurses, other personal care aides, or their direct employer. They are trained in specific tasks, such as how to work with a client who has a cognitive impairment and how to assist a client in preparing meals.

Most employers require aides to have training or certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Important Qualities

Detail oriented. Personal care aides must follow specific rules and protocols to help take care of clients. They must pay close attention to a client’s medical condition, quickly noting any changes that may require assistance from medical personnel.

Integrity. Personal care aides should make clients feel comfortable when the aides tend to personal activities, such as helping a client bathe. In addition, personal care aides must be dependable and trustworthy so that clients and their families can rely on them.

Interpersonal skills. Sometimes clients are in extreme pain or distress, and aides must be sensitive to their emotions. Aides must be compassionate, and they must enjoy helping people.

Physical stamina. Personal care aides should be comfortable performing physical tasks. They often need to lift or turn clients who have a disability.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Personal care aides may be required to complete a formal training program depending on the state where they work, and state laws vary widely in terms of the requirements that must be met. Some states and organizations may conduct background checks on prospective aides. A competency evaluation also may be required to ensure that the aide can perform certain tasks.

There are no federal training requirements for personal care aides. For specific state requirements, contact the state’s health board.

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Assisted Living Administrator Career Paths

Assisted Living Administrator
Certified Nursing Assistant Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Team Leader Assistant Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Certified Nursing Assistant Staff Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Substitute Teacher Consultant
Partner
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Technician Maintenance Supervisor
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Assistant Manager
Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Patient Care Coordinator Case Manager
Director Of Social Services
6 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Utilization Review Nurse Case Manager
Patient Care Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Manager
Executive Director
10 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Vice President
Chief Executive Officer
8 Yearsyrs
Administrator Office Manager Operations Manager
Site Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Administrator Manager Operations Manager
Regional Operation Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Registered Nurse Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Therapeutic Support Staff Case Manager
Clinical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Direct Support Professional Mental Health Worker Residential Supervisor
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Senior Technician Specialist Director Of Social Services
Resident Services Director
6 Yearsyrs
Teacher Executive Assistant Assistant Property Manager
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Clinician House Manager
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Care Provider 2.6 years
Provider 2.5 years
Direct Care Aide 2.3 years
Direct Care Worker 2.3 years
Companion 2.2 years
Personal Attendant 2.1 years
Sitter 2.1 years
Resident Care Aide 2.0 years
Resident Aide 1.6 years
Hospitality Aide 1.5 years
Top Careers Before Assisted Living Administrator
Cashier 17.3%
Internship 5.3%
Volunteer 4.1%
Assistant 3.1%
Server 2.8%
Manager 2.6%
Cook 2.4%
Waitress 2.3%
Top Careers After Assisted Living Administrator
Cashier 9.4%
Internship 3.3%
Volunteer 3.0%
Assistant 2.9%
Server 2.7%
Supervisor 2.5%
Manager 2.5%

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Top Skills for An Assisted Living Administrator

  1. Personal Care
  2. Patient Care
  3. Safe Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Provided personal care to five adults with intellectual disabilities.
  • Managed facility, including personnel and budget, CNA training and supervision, family liaison, and patient care.
  • Provide a safe environment that consists of social and academic advancement.
  • Monitored meal preparations and created interesting activities with food items to stimulate critical thinking.
  • Obtained records and report vital signs as indicated during administration of medications.

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Assisted Living Administrator Demographics

Gender

Female

67.0%

Male

18.7%

Unknown

14.3%
Ethnicity

White

64.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.8%

Black or African American

11.6%

Asian

6.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.4%

French

11.8%

German

4.4%

Portuguese

2.9%

Japanese

2.9%

Russian

2.9%

Swahili

1.5%

Navajo

1.5%

Chinese

1.5%

Filipino

1.5%

Greek

1.5%

Romanian

1.5%

Albanian

1.5%

Somali

1.5%

Hmong

1.5%

Mandarin

1.5%

Polish

1.5%

Korean

1.5%

Afrikaans

1.5%

Malayalam

1.5%
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Assisted Living Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

17.9%

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh

7.6%

Ashford University

6.3%

University of Wisconsin - Stout

6.3%

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

5.8%

Kaplan University

5.4%

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

4.9%

Walden University

4.5%

Everest Institute

4.0%

Gateway Technical College

4.0%

The Community College of Baltimore County

4.0%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

3.6%

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

3.6%

Rasmussen College

3.6%

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

3.1%

Michigan State University

3.1%

The Academy

3.1%

South University

3.1%

Iowa State University

3.1%

ECPI University

2.7%
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Majors

Nursing

21.0%

Business

13.1%

Medical Assisting Services

11.3%

Health Care Administration

6.8%

Psychology

6.7%

Nursing Assistants

6.3%

Social Work

4.8%

Criminal Justice

4.8%

Human Services

3.3%

General Studies

2.9%

Management

2.8%

Education

2.4%

Accounting

2.2%

Sociology

1.9%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.8%

Communication

1.8%

English

1.7%

Biology

1.5%

Mental Health Counseling

1.4%

Pharmacy

1.3%
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Degrees

Other

34.2%

Bachelors

26.6%

Associate

15.9%

Masters

9.2%

Certificate

8.1%

Diploma

3.9%

License

1.5%

Doctorate

0.6%
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