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People may not generally recognize the variety of industries that impact the operation of an assisted living community. An assisted living community operates as a cross between Hospitality and Healthcare with services such as restaurant quality meals, housekeeping and laundry services, salon, spa, fitness, engaging programs and healthcare related support services.
Communities require building structures with complex and unique architectural designs with routine management of maintenance and life safety systems. Daily operations require a robust financial structure with key business activities such as vendor procurement, human resources, marketing and sales activities along with clinical oversight and management.
Industry sectors including media and film create content instrumental to a community’s ability to market to consumers. Information Technology (IT) brings efficiencies and coordination. Health & Fitness programs provide vital programing and contribute to resident’s longevity.
Overall, assisted living communities require a variety of skills and backgrounds to contribute to the overall success.
Consider a career in assisted living and experience the personal fulfillment found in serving senior adults.
Assisted Living roles present opportunities for individual growth & development
Career path examples may include:
Other career areas may include IT/Software infrastructure, Finance, Construction & Development, Asset Management, Human Resources, Education & Program Development, and more
Business Leaders may be surprised to learn career opportunities in Assisted Living.
The business of Assisted Living is complex with a mix of hospitality, multifamily and healthcare.
Business leaders with various backgrounds are ideally suited for Assisted Living.
Professional Development Human Resource
Human Resource Professionals may be surprised to learn career opportunities in Assisted Living.
Human Resource (HR) is vital to Assisted Living. The core culture and environment is established by the staff of communities.
HR leaders with various backgrounds are ideal for Assisted Living.
Budget and Finance
Finance professionals may be surprised to learn career opportunities in Assisted Living
The business of Assisted Living is complex with a mix of hospitality, multifamily and healthcare. If you are looking for a challenge in finance, Assisted Living if right for you.
Finance leaders are critical to the financial stability of the organization. Critical thinking and planning skills are essential in anticipating operational expenses and revenues.
Housekeeping and Laundry
Do you have experience in the Hospitality Industry?
Many Assisted Living communities have full housekeeping and laundry teams. Those with experience in commercial grade laundry facilities and housekeeping procedures may be a great fit.
Benefits working in Assisted Living:
Salon and Spa Services
Are you interested in Salon and/or Spa services?
Great news! Many Assisted Living communities offer or contract with full service salons.
Examples of services include:
Culinary and Dining Services
Are you in the food industry? Worked in hotels, restaurants, or service roles?
Assisted Living may be great for you! Assisted Living offers three meals per day for residents with many offering chef prepared meals.
Benefits working in Assisted Living Dining Services:
Marketing and Sales
Have a Marketing or Sales background? Consider working in Assisted Living!
Marketing Professionalsskills are challenged with media content creation, website management, strategic planning to attract prospects and overall response to market inquiries.
Sales professionals find great purpose and fulfillment in helping residents and families transition into Assisted Living communities. Creative sales strategies build upon sales skills. Attractive salaries and bonus plans may be offered.
Attention Recreational Therapist, Activity Professionals and support staff, Assisted Living is hiring!
Assisted Living often hires full time Recreational Therapist and Certified Activity Professionals to run engagement programs.
Opportunities for support staff in these departments also exist. Communities may offer training for individuals providing activity programing.
All communities offering memory care have designated activity directors providing specialized programing related to dementia.
Health and Fitness
Attention Therapy Professionals!
Residents often use therapy services to maintain their health and fitness in group programs and individual sessions. Also, many communities offer fitness classes and personal training opportunities.
If you are in school now or have interest.
Attention Clinical Professionals!
Find your career and passion fulfilled in Assisted Living!
Opportunities exist for professional growth and development with some communities offering tuition reimbursement.
Clinical positions in Assisted Living.
Have experience with building and property maintenance?
Your skills may cross into Assisted Living communities.
Many communities need hands on maintenance support for buildings.