Adult day care coordinator directs day service programs for adults who have physical or mental impairments. Adult day care coordinators are involved in all daily activities for their clients.
Adult daycare service is the direct care and supervision of adults aged 60 and over in a community-based setting. These centers are designed to support their strengths, abilities and independence. Centers typically have activities such as music and exercise programs and discussion groups. Adult day care coordinator is the liaison between the adult day care clients and their families.
Adult day care coordinators duties vary depending on the size of the center and the services it offers:
-oversee the staff that cares for the elderly or mentally disabled
-responsible for staff hiring, training
-meet with staff member to review and discuss plans for clients
-overseeing meal planning and preparation
-oversee purchasing and taking inventory of the center’s food supply
-schedules daily and weekly activities
-arranging for transportation
-monitor any group visits, activities or program
-ensures client safety and welfare
Adult day services coordinators education
Associate’s degrees in areas such as health and human services.
Bachelor’s degree in health or social services or a related field.
An increasingly popular major for potential adult day care coordinators is gerontology or geriatrics.
Adult day services coordinators salary: $20,000 –$52,000
Salaries depend on the experience, education and on size and location of the day care center.