Director of Memory Care
Has oversight for non-licensed operations in Memory Care. Has the responsibility of the safety and well-being of all MC residents. Actively manages resident safety, life enrichment programs, non-licensed care, social settings in dining, and appropriate dementia environment. Has the ability as an Alzheimer’s trainer, support group facilitator and family advocate. Is overall responsible for providing a pleasant living environment for residents under his/her charge and creates a positive workplace for associates.
- Supervise and direct Memory Care associates.
- Maintain stimulating life enrichment activity programs that empower, maintain and support individual preferences and capabilities.
- Maintain environments that promote feelings of safety and security, overall well-being and happiness in personal and congregate areas of the community.
- Maintain a positive social model (non-clinical) resulting in a homelike environment.
- Interview residents and families prior to admission and partner in review with the Director of Resident Care. Completion of Person Centered Care (PCC) reviews on all new residents admitted.
- Ensure residents non licensed Activities of Daily Living (ADL) such as bathing, dressing, grooming, dining, continence care, mobility and other functions are being met through partnership with Director of Resident Care.
- Train associates and model expectation for resident’s successful dining experience.
- Responds to resident, family and associate concerns in an appropriate, timely and courteous manner.
- Develop and execute calendar of Life Enrichment programs. Ensure proper documentation of Life Enrichment programs on a daily basis.
- Oversight of Family Partnership volunteer program for memory care.
- Ensure that associates makes resident rounds every two hours or as required to ensure safety.
- Assist in the admission, transfer and discharge of residents.
- Accept any other tasks, assignments or requests as deemed necessary by the Executive Director.
- Recognizing changes in residents’ conditions and reporting such changes to the Director of resident care.
- Reporting immediately all accidents involving residents to the Director of Resident Care.
- Understanding and communicating fire and emergency procedures, hazardous materials, MSDS, and Community safety precautions.
- Understanding and ensuring compliance with Universal Precautions including but not limited to infection control standards, hazardous waste policies, blood borne pathogens and all safety rules.
- Pursuing education development in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.
- Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servant leadership
- Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy
- Attends required community meetings and participates Life Enrichment activities when able
- Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA University if applicable
- Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis
- Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing person using the Safe Return program or equivalent
- Becomes familiar and understands the steps for fire evacuation
- All associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all community residents
- Bachelor’s degree preferred; equivalent education and experience; subject to State requirements.
- Training in dementia care or Alzheimer’s is strongly preferred.
- Able to effectively supervise a diverse employee work group
- One to two years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education, experience and staff management
- Experience using Microsoft Office and Outlook software. Basic typing skills required
- Previous experience in caring for seniors in an assisted living or nursing home environment.
- Supervision and management experience to supervise staff.
- Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, associates, residents, family members, and outside contacts
- Able to calculate figures and amounts in order to manage supply and expense budget
- Basic CPR/first aid training
- Knowledge of current Federal and State laws pertaining to assisted living and/or memory care communities
- Able to make independent decisions
- Must possess a passion to work with and around senior citizens