Memory Care Coordinator


We are currently hiring a full-time Memory Care Coordinator!

The Memory Care Coordinator is responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing programs and services for residents with dementia. The main responsibility is to provide a therapeutic environment that maintains each resident's highest level of physical, social and physiological well-being.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Promotes a positive, respectful, and supportive environment for all residents, co-workers, families and guests.
  • Assists in the welcome and orientation of new residents. Ensures all admission documents are complete, accurate and received within company time frames.
  • Wears an identification badge and adheres to the company dress code.
  • Practices excellent time management skills and completes tasks according to the residents’ service plans.
  • Participates and represents the Memory Care Community during daily staffing meetings.
  • Ensures effective communication occurs between wellness and memory care employees assigned to different shifts.
  • Maintains state and federal regulations and actively participates during regulatory surveys and reviews as requested by the DON.
  • Responds to state requests for information within the state required time frames.
  • Attends in-service and monthly staff meetings.
  • Maintains working knowledge of fire and disaster plans and has working knowledge of their own responsibilities under emergency conditions.
  • Reports to work according to schedule and company policies, including severe weather situations.
  • Expands personal development, skills and knowledge of activity programs as it relates to older adults with moderate to severe memory impairments in a long-term care setting.
  • Maintains a current and organized filing system for the MC Department.

Resident Services and Continuity of Care

  • Accomplishes duties observing all appropriate safety practices and policies.
  • Delegates authority and tasks to qualified staff according to state law and regulations.
  • Recognizes changes in residents’ conditions, reports changes promptly to DON, communicates changes and action taken to the family as appropriate and notifies physician according to company policy and procedures.
  • Utilizes wellness and MC department systems to review staff response to resident needs, document resident care and monitor resident health status.
  • Obtains and records accurate vital signs.
  • Utilizes progress notes and communication forms effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Provides training and orientation to new employees as requested by DON.
  • Ensures a structured, daily activity program is implemented that is appropriate for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, counsels and schedules staff members in the Memory Care Community according to company policy and state regulations.
  • Obtains and documents resident weight according to the service plan, state regulations and physician orders.
  • Ensures incident reports are completed according to company policy and procedures. Coordinates immediate follow-up actions with the DON and/or Administrator.
  • Ensures all staff complete specific training related to caring for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease.
  • Consults with the DON and/or the Administrator to determine whether specific treatments require the use of external resources, such as home health care, outpatient rehabilitation, hospice, DME or if discharge to an institution providing a higher level of care is necessary.
  • Observes for any signs of resident abuse, neglect or exploitation. Reports and immediately responds to any suspected, alleged and/or actual abuse according to company policy and state regulations.
  • Coordinates elopement drills according to state regulations
  • Provides follow-up, intervention and supervision for residents who have had a recent change in condition. Communicates effectively and documents all actions taken.
  • Promotes resident safety and implements fall prevention programs.
  • Promotes and assists residents participating in memory enhancement and performance improvement programs.
  • Ensures resident charts are current, organized and in proper working condition. t. Assists and performs duties necessary to maintain a clean environment that promotes well-being.

Critical Success Factors

  • Has at least two (2) years of Memory-Care related working experience.
  • Models teamwork and consistently demonstrates professional and compassionate care.
  • Demonstrates ability to work within a budget.
  • Consistently models and supports the values of Amavida Living.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills that positively influence the behavior of others.
  • Is adaptable and flexible according to current census and resident needs.
  • Provides thorough supervision of care and utilizes organizational skills to coordinate health care services.