The American College of Health Care Administrators has sponsored Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week since 1994. Consulate Health Care works with these talented individuals every day to provide compassionate memory and long-term care, rehabilitation and assisted and independent living. We’d like to take a moment to explain what long-term care administrators do and thank them during this momentous week.
What exactly is a long-term care administrator?
Long-term care administrators often visit with the elderly every day in senior living communities. This is a highlight of their jobs, as they also focus most of their energy on managing the communities with resident health and wellness in mind. They oversee the daily aspects of a community, such as dining times, off-site trips and resident events. These professionals are in charge of the other people who work at the community, such as medical and cleaning staff, as well as activities providers.
Long-term care administrators have to keep in mind the needs of their residents as well as the employees, families, and the overall organization. As a visitor to an older loved one’s memory care residence, you may spot a long-term care administrator talking with a receptionist at the front desk, visiting with residents in the dining hall or looking in on a senior exercise class.
Why should we thank these professionals?
Long-term care administrators have a tough yet rewarding job. They keep all the moving parts of senior care communities running smoothly, and it isn’t always an easy task. The professionals must have patience and empathy as well as good listening skills. They must also be incredibly organized and timely. They’re almost like the school principal, caring for the needs of the students as well as teachers to ensure everyone is safe and in good health.
Without long-term care administrators, senior care communities would not function. There would be no one to coordinate the many aspects of the residences, from finances and budgeting to resident care. These professionals directly and indirectly care for your loved one, an important task that deserves respect and appreciation.
Consulate Health Care employs over 150 long-term care administrators who run our local resident communities. Our family wouldn’t be complete without them. We want to show our gratitude for your commitment to resident care with a huge thank you.
- We appreciate your efforts in making senior care your priority by providing residents with safe and inviting places to spend their time.
- Thank you for taking the time to chat with seniors’ visiting friends and relatives. It means the world to many to know their loved ones are in good hands.
- Thanks for not only thinking of the physical health of seniors, but for also working with activity professionals and residents to offer fun classes and events to stimulate their minds while creating friendships and positive relationships between the staff and the seniors in our communities.
- Don’t forget to congratulate yourself.
Lastly, thank you for making the over 150 Consulate Health Care centers all places of compassion, honesty, respect, integrity and passion.