The assisted living director holds a management position that includes overseeing an assisted living facility. They ensure that programs, services, and maintenance are carried out correctly and that employees adhere to all policies. Often, the director is required to administer training programs to staff as well. The assisted living director works with employees to make sure that residents are receiving the care that they need. The director helps figure out solutions when a resident has a change in condition, and scheduling is often a part of their duties as well. The director may be in charge of hiring and firing employees when necessary.
The director must oversee budgets and make changes depending on the resources available; all financial decisions must not compromise patients' care. Interpersonal skills are important in this position, as the director interacts with staff, patients, and families of patients on a daily basis. The assisted living director should maintain a friendly and open relationship with families of residents to ensure that they are content. Changes and improvements to operations must be made under their direction whenever necessary. They also oversee the staff and facility to ensure that all safety and health standards are met.
A bachelor’s degree is usually the minimum educational requirement for this position, and experience in the field is essential. Experience as a supervisor may be required or preferred as well. This is generally a full-time position that takes place in an assisted living facility.
Assisted Living Director Tasks
Act as liaison for conflict resolution between staff, patients, family members and physicians.
Plan and direct the assisted living program.
Ensure services are in compliance with boarding home regulations, state and federal regulatory requirements.
Oversee staff operations, business planning and budget development.
Directs the staff in quality and caring support of patients.