Nursing home administrators plan, organize, direct, and control the operations of a nursing home or other long-term personal care facility, using policies established by the owner of the facility or its governing board.
Nursing home administrators work under the supervision of a proprietor or governing board. In small facilities, administrators coordinate all aspects of the institution with the assistance of an administrative assistant. Administrators usually assign responsibility for routine tasks to assistant administrators.
Most nursing home administrators work in offices located in the nursing homes. Others work in the business offices of large nursing home corporations that manage several facilities.
Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for healthcare services.
A nursing home administrator completes at least a 4-year program from an accredited institution. In addition, applicants must successfully complete at least 100 course hours in areas relevant to long-term care administration.
Licensure is required in the state of Connecticut. Prerequisite: Licensure requires baccalaureate degree and approved course of study, or approved master’s degree.
American College of Healthcare Administrators
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American College of Healthcare Executives
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Chicago, IL 60606
American Health Information Management Association
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