ADVANCED Assisted Living Administrator Certificate

Certificate Course

Build your resume and leadership skills with this advanced level course.

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The Advanced program consists of more detailed extensions of the introductory courses and are intended for those AL administrators with at least 5 years experience seeking to enhance their skills as part of an overall professional development program, as well as individuals considering or promoted into senior operations management positions.

The Assisted Living Administrator Certificate Program reflects a summons to caring competence. Just as assisted living communities move toward offering their residents great autonomy, independence, and dignity, so this program is designed to give administrators confidence to achieve these qualities for themselves, in their professional role. Join us as we work to realize the highest quality of resident assistance and, through the Assisted Living Administrator Certificate Program, establish an unprecedented commitment to professionalism in our field.

Course Objectives:

The individual completing this course will understand:

  • To recognize that the conventional management of a nursing home or hospital is very different from the management of assisted living communities, and therefore, those methods of management are unlikely to produce the appropriate services necessary in the assisted living environment.
  • To challenge the administrators of assisted living communities to take the basic management skills they have learned and adapt them to the assisted living field.
  • To look for innovative methods and management models that will increase staff efficiency, contain costs, improve the quality of services, exceed both state and local regulations, and most of all, serve the assisted living resident.

About the Instructor

christian-masonChristian Mason has extensive experience in operations for Assisted Living Facilities and many other types of Long Term Care Facilities. Prior to starting VIGILAN, Chris served as Chief Operating Officer of Sun Retirement Corporation. Chris is a founding member of the Oregon Assisted Living Facilities Association, served on the faculty of the first national training program for Assisted Living, developed the first national licensing exam, and served as editor of the first national preparatory course for assisted living. Chris is nationally certified in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Management. Chris received his MBA from Whittemore School of Business and Economics, University of New Hampshire.