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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
  • $85,437

    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
Office Administrator Home Health Aid Front Desk Agent
Assistant General Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Specialist Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Operator Office Manager
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Operations Manager Assistant Director
Center Director
7 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Manager Operations Director
Chief Operating Officer
12 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Office Manager General Manager
District Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Human Resources Coordinator Specialist Maintenance Technician
Facilities Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Clerk General Manager Restaurant General Manager
Food Service Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Home Health Aid Direct Support Professional
Home Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager
Operations Director
9 Yearsyrs
Case Manager Program Coordinator Project Coordinator
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse Case Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Call Center Representative Leasing Consultant
Resident Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Administrator Support Specialist Direct Support Professional
Residential Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Data Entry Clerk Case Manager Program Supervisor
Residential Program Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Payable Clerk Account Manager Account Executive
Sales/Marketing
5 Yearsyrs
Security Officer Technician Service Manager
Service Director
10 Yearsyrs
Home Health Aid Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Staff Assistant 2.6 years
Top Employers Before
Cashier 9.6%
Teller 5.8%
Secretary 5.0%
Internship 4.8%
Manager 3.1%
Volunteer 2.6%
Assistant 2.2%
Owner 1.9%
Top Employers After
Cashier 6.2%
Teller 6.1%
Internship 3.9%
Volunteer 3.6%
Manager 3.4%
Secretary 2.6%
Assistant 2.6%

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Assisted Living Administrator Demographics

Gender

Female

81.2%

Male

16.2%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

58.1%

Hispanic or Latino

18.8%

Black or African American

11.7%

Asian

7.4%

Unknown

4.1%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

65.2%

French

8.6%

Italian

2.9%

Portuguese

2.9%

Korean

2.4%

Arabic

2.4%

Vietnamese

1.9%

German

1.9%

Japanese

1.9%

Hmong

1.4%

Russian

1.4%

Chinese

1.4%

Hindi

1.0%

Cantonese

1.0%

Dakota

1.0%

Mandarin

1.0%

Swahili

0.5%

Swedish

0.5%

Cherokee

0.5%

Romanian

0.5%
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Assisted Living Administrator Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.6%

Liberty University

5.9%

Kaplan University

5.9%

Strayer University

5.5%

Grand Canyon University

5.1%

Northern Virginia Community College

4.7%

American InterContinental University

4.3%

Midlands Technical College

4.3%

Ashford University

4.0%

University of Maine

3.6%

Montclair State University

3.2%

Anne Arundel Community College

3.2%

Johnson & Wales University

2.8%

Sacred Heart University

2.8%

South University

2.8%

Colorado Technical University

2.8%

Troy University

2.4%

University of Maryland - University College

2.4%

Boise State University

2.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.4%
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Majors

Business

26.4%

Nursing

11.1%

Health Care Administration

7.5%

Accounting

6.2%

Medical Assisting Services

5.4%

Criminal Justice

5.2%

Psychology

4.3%

General Studies

3.8%

Nursing Assistants

3.6%

Management

3.4%

Social Work

3.1%

Computer Science

2.6%

Education

2.6%

Communication

2.4%

Human Services

2.2%

Liberal Arts

2.2%

Human Resources Management

2.2%

Sociology

2.0%

Marketing

2.0%

English

1.8%
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Degrees

Other

33.4%

Bachelors

28.8%

Associate

15.6%

Masters

10.9%

Certificate

6.8%

Diploma

2.6%

License

1.1%

Doctorate

0.8%
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Real Assisted Living Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Administrative Assistance Seoul Broadcasting System Co. Ltd. Los Angeles, CA Jan 14, 2016 $57,616
Assistant Administrator Assisted Living Core Care V A Ca Limited Liability Partnership Fullerton, CA Jan 09, 2016 $54,000
Administrative Assistance Abundant Life Evangelical Community Kearny, NJ Sep 02, 2016 $52,467
Admin. Assist. To Controller Value Added Packaging Clayton, OH Aug 18, 2014 $50,775
Admin. Assist. To Controller Value Added Packaging Inc. Clayton, OH Jun 01, 2013 $50,775
Admin. Assist. To Controller Value Added Packaging Clayton, OH Jun 01, 2013 $50,775
Administrative Assistance M. Baxter Productions, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Mar 07, 2008 $49,026

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Top Skills for An Assisted Living Administrator

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  1. Office Supplies
  2. Data Entry
  3. Administrative Assistance
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  • Receptionist/Maintained up keep of front office/Ordered office supplies/Typed company correspondence/Data Entry/
  • Maintained full responsibility for all administrative activities including records management, data entry, spreadsheet development, and file management.
  • Provided Administrative Assistance to IBM employee.
  • Communicated with insurance companies for prior approval customer service skills to answer phone inquiries and respond appropriately.
  • Calendar management, control of confidential documents and balancing payroll.

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