Assisted Living

A career in assisted living is a way to make a real difference in people's lives. Non-degree programs prepare students for management level careers or for certification in this rapidly growing healthcare field.

Options include training to

  • work in long-term care nursing facilities, rehabilitation centers, assisted living residences and homes for people with mental or developmental disabilities,
  • complete a two-part training program to become a Healthcare Activity Director that explores patient care, nutrition, exercise and creative ways to engage older adults in activities.
  • open a family adult care home with six or fewer residents, including how to identify property, licensure processes, policies, procedures, regulations and resident care assessments,as well as food service, staff training and small business budgeting.

GEX 7016. Assisted Living Administrator Training. 0.0 Hours. Class-215.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course trains individuals to be assisted living administrators. The course meets the state requirement with 75 hours of online and in-class coursework and 120 hours of preceptorship. The coursework includes resource management, management of environmental services, finance, food services, marketing, budgeting and resident care. Preceptorships are on site at approved assisted living communities. Admittance into this class is contingent on an application process.

LLI 7820. Resident Care Director. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

Learn the latest state rules and regulations in this course specifically designed for assisted living resident care and wellness staff. This 20-hour course will familiarize nurses, care providers and directors, supervisors-in-charge and executive administrators with the up-to-date policies and practices to comply with North Carolina regulations. Placement and discharge criteria, documentation and resident records, assessments, care plans, medication administration, tracking methods, as well as safety and training requirements will be covered for both regular assisted living and special care units.

LLI 7990. Opening A Small Family Care Home. 0.0 Hours. Class-440.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

The course will prepare students to open a small adult family care home with six or fewer residents. The class will cover how to identify the right property, licensure procedures and other policies and procedures. Regulations, resident assessments, care plans, LHPS, required records and medication management will be discussed. Also covered are activities, food service, staff training and qualifications. One session will also cover the preparation of a marketing plan and budgets. The course prepares participants to take the N.C. test for administrators. Note: This course is not the Assisted Living Administrator Training course.