Administrators are key players in a nursing center’s interdisciplinary team and are entrusted with the responsibility of managing the care being delivered in their communities. They touch the lives of residents and families, and most importantly, ensure that their staff provides the highest level of quality care to our state’s frail elders. This week – March 11-15, 2019 – we’re celebrating National Long Term Care Administrator’s Week and saying thank you to those who lead our state’s long term care communities.
To become an Administrator takes commitment and dedication. They undertake a rigorous internship, followed by state exams. Upon becoming an Administrator, they must continue life-long learning to provide the best care possible in every situation. They are masters of multi-tasking, taking into account every aspect of a person’s life, not just their medical needs, while building a sense of home and community.
“FHCA’s members are committed to the long term care profession,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA Executive Director. “It shows in the outstanding care being delivered by their centers, in their advocacy at the state Capitol for their residents and staff, and their passion about finding innovative ways to help Florida continue being a national leader in high-quality long term care. We’re proud to support them and pleased to honor and recognize them during this special week.”
National Long Term Care Administrator’s Week is sponsored annually by the American College of Health Care Administrators. Learn more at www.achca.org.
*Adapted from the ACHCA March 11, 2019, press release.