Qualifications of an ALF administrator
As the administrator of an assisted living facility, you are entrusted with an enormous amount of responsibility. Think about it; you are ultimately responsible for EVERYTHING that happens in the facility; clinical care, food service, census, it is on your shoulders. It takes a dedicated, detail-oriented person to run a community, in addition to the following regulation, provided by OHCA as to who can be an ALF administrator:
- 11-90-6 General policies, practices, and administration.
(a) The administrator or director of the assisted living facility shall:
(1) Have at least two years experience, in a management capacity, in the housing or health care services or personal care industries, or any combination thereof;
(2) Show evidence of having completed an assisted living facility administrator’s course or equivalent course acceptable to the department; and
(3) Be accountable for providing training for all facility staff in provision of services and principles of assisted living.
(b) All facility staff shall be in compliance with current department tuberculosis clearance procedures.
(c) All staff shall be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
(d) The facility shall have written policies and procedures which incorporate the assisted living principles of individuality, independence, dignity, privacy, choice, and home-like environment.