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If you have a deep desire to serve others, there are many career opportunities available to you in community care.


Certified Nursing Assistants

Certified Nursing Assistants are a vital part of senior living communities. CNAs fulfill the most hands-on role in the resident care process.

Interested in a career as a Certified Nursing Assistant?

Certified Nursing Aide

The main role of a Certified Nurse Aid (CNA) is to provide basic care to residents and assist them in daily activities that include bathing, dressing, feeding and taking vital signs.

Medication Assistant I

A Medication Assistant I (MA I) is a nurse aide or certified nurse aid who has completed additional training and demonstrated competency while dispensing medications. A medication assistant I works in a setting where a licensed nurse is not regularly scheduled such as a basic care, assisted living or adult residential case setting.

Medication Assistant II

A Medication Aide II (MA II) is a certified nurse aide (CNA) who has completed additional training and demonstrated competency while dispensing medications and applying or administering treatments under the direct supervision of a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. The MA II assists the professional nursing staff in assuring that standards of resident care, comfort, and safety are maintained by administering medications and treatments.


Nurses provide professional medical care to residents. Their focus is on the resident’s physical health.

Interested in a career in nursing?

Licensed Practical Nurse

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the coordination and performance of nursing activities in an assigned section/unit during a designated shift. In the absence of other senior management, an LPN may be responsible for oversight of the facility during certain shifts.

Registered Nurse

A Registered Nurse (RN) provides professional nursing care to patients to ensure their comfort and well‐being. RNs administer prescribed medications and treatments, perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, and maintain residents’ medical records upon observation. They also oversee other workers such as LPNs and CNAs and may assist a physician/medical director during treatment and examination of a resident.

Quality Assurance Nurse

The Quality Assurance (QA) Nurse looks for ways to improve procedures within a skilled nursing community, with the goal of improving resident care. To meet the continued regulatory changes, the QA Nurse participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of policies and procedures and in continuing education related to professional standards of the nursing practice

RN Charge Nurse

The RN Charge Nurse is responsible for supervising the nursing staff (CNAs, LPNs, and RNs) on an assigned unit to ensure continuity and quality of resident care while promoting an environment of learning and independence.

Assistant Director of Nursing

The Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is responsible for supervising clinical staff (CNAs, LPNs, and RNs) to help insure continuity and quality of resident care. In the Director of Nursing’s absence, the ADON assumes responsibility for the nursing department.

Director of Nursing

The Director of Nursing (DON) is responsible for supervising all nursing staff, ensuring there is adequate nursing staff, and ensuring that the staff’s skills remain current in order to meet the needs of the residents and state and federal regulations. The DON oversees development and implementation of nursing policy and procedure and communication of the needs of the residents to the physicians.


The administrator role in a skilled nursing or assisted living community is multi-faceted one. It is the administrator’s job to manage finances, human relations, clinical operations and resident satisfaction within the center to ensure its overall success.

Interested in a career in administration?

Administrator (Basic Care/Assisted Living)

The basic care or assisted living administrator is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility to ensure it is in compliance with all state regulations. They are also responsible for supervising management staff, employee relations, census development, resident/tenant overall satisfaction and financial oversight.

Administrator (Nursing Home)

The Nursing Home Administrator (NNA) in a skilled nursing center is responsible for overseeing daily operations and management of the entire facility to ensure it is in compliance with all state and federal requirements. They are also responsible for census development, resident/patient care, positive employee relations, and financial oversight.

Social Services

While the clinical staff in a senior living community focus on the physical and mental well being of residents, it is the role of the social services professional to enable each resident to function at the highest possible level of social and emotional wellness.

Interested in a career in social services?

Social Services Designee

Social Service Designees are social work assistants who work in senior living communities. Social Service Designees work under the supervision of licensed social workers and other staff who have more education and experience, and assist these professionals with their daily tasks.

Social Worker

Social workers who are employed in geriatric care communities perform a number of functions, including helping new residents adjust to life in their new environment.

Social Services Director

The Social Services Director (SSD) is responsible for ensuring that the social, psychological and physical needs of all residents in the senior living community are being met.


The growing demand for short-term rehabilitation services in senior living communities is creating more job opportunities for therapy professionals in this setting.

Interested in a therapy-related career?

Restorative Aide

A restorative aide is a certified nursing assistant who has additional, specialized training in restorative nursing care.

Rehabilitation Therapist

A rehabilitation therapist is a health and wellness specialist trained to assist, diagnose and treat individuals with mobility problems caused by injury, illness or accidents.

Director of Rehabilitation

A Director of Rehabilitation Services directs the programs and staff of the rehabilitation services department for the senior living community.

Care Coordination

The admission or move-in process can be a confusing and sometimes scary one for residents and their families. Care coordination professionals in skilled nursing and assisted living communities help to answer questions, ease anxieties and make the transition as smooth as possible for all involved.

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Admissions Coordinator

The Admissions Coordinator coordinates all aspects of resident care including admissions, discharges, resident assessments and care plans with residents, residents’ families, staff and administration. The Admissions Coordinator provides facility tours and serves as a liaison between hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers who provide patient referrals to the facility.

Business Office Manager

The Business Office Manager is responsible for all financial transactions and reconciliations as well as business office record keeping with the facility, supervising any subordinates and providing customer service to our residents and families.


Activities professionals have a fun job, but it is also an important one. It is their responsibility to plan and implement programs and events in the senior living community that meet the various physical, social and spiritual needs and preferences of all of the residents.

Interested in a career in activities?

Activities Aide

An Activity Assistant coordinates activities to meet the needs, interests, and capabilities of the residents.

Activities Director

The Activity Director is responsible for directing the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. This includes scheduling activities, both individual and groups, implementing and/or delegating implementation of these programs, monitoring and evaluating the response to the programs to determine if the activities meet the assessed needs of the resident.

Support Services

While not directly involved in resident care, support services staff are essential to the overall resident experience. Housekeeping, laundry, maintenance and dietary staff help to create a warm, homelike environment in which residents live and receive temporary or long term care.

Interested in a career in support services?


The Housekeeping staff provides a clean, appealing, safe, and sanitary environment for residents, visitors, and other staff members.


The Laundry staff keeps facility linens clean and meets residents’ daily laundry needs.


The Maintenance staff ensures the comfort and safety of the residents, visitors, and staff through proper repair, maintenance, and custodial services of the facility, building and grounds.


The Dietary staff is responsible for the preparation and service of all meals and snacks, ensuring residents receive nutritious and appetizing food.

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