Dycora Transitional Health & Living Director of Memory Care in Fresno, California

Director of Memory Care

Fresno, CA

Description

At Dycora our commitment to Alzheimer's Care is second to none. That's why we're so committed to hiring the right Director of Alzheimer's Care. In this key position at Dycora you will develop, coordinate and implement programs and services for residents with cognitive impairment. Your efforts as our Director of Alzheimer's Care will provide a therapeutic environment that maintains each resident's highest level of physical, social and psychological well-being. At Dycora we know providing exceptional Alzheimer's care starts with an exceptional Director of Alzheimer's Care. Someone like you.

  • Upon placement, orient the resident to the long-term/sub-acute care environment and assist with facility adjustment. Develop a social history, social assessment and care plan which identifies pertinent problems and needs, realistic goals to be accomplished and the specific action to be taken in resolution of the problems and/or needs upon admission of each new resident.Document progress notes which relate to each resident's care plan when necess-ary and within policy time-frames. Implement staff approaches that address problems, needs or concerns and periodically review. Evaluate the effectiveness of the staff approaches; evaluate changes in the mental and psycho-social assessment. Revise the resident's plan of care according to needs. Actively participate in interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings Assess each resident's potential for discharge. Assist the resident and family in discharge and placement planning.

  • Organize family groups to promote communications, education and support between family members, facility staff and administration, and provide counseling as needed. Assist in the education of the community regarding aging, rights of residents, facility services and other related topics.

  • Attend and participate in orientation, training, inservices education activities and staff meetings.

  • Understand, comply with and promote all rules regarding residents' rights; promote positive relationships with residents, visitors and regulators, to include a professional appearance and attitude. Inform residents and families of their rights and responsibilities. Act as the residents' advocate.

  • Participates in Quality Improvement activities as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, gerontology, nursing, or therapeutic recreation or experience with geriatric care experience, preferably having expertise in Alzheimer's and related dementias to meet State licensure requirements and demonstrate requisite knowledge, skills and abilities consistent with the duties and responsibilities of this position

  • All preference should be given to hiring an individual with an advanced degree. May be eligible to hire non-degreed individuals with at least 5 years direct resident experience

  • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendance.

  • Must be able to relate professionally and positively to facility staff and to work cooperatively with employees at all levels and to represent the facility to the community

  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality regarding patient and company proprietary information

  • Must have the ability to relate professionally and positively and work cooperatively with other employees at all levels

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. DrugFree Workplace.