Being a Long-Term Care Administrator is a demanding job. These individuals are key players in the care team and are entrusted with the responsibility of managing the care of in a nursing home. During National Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week from March 11-15, staff, residents, families, and volunteers can say, “thank you” and honor the administrators who lead our nation’s nursing homes and other long-term care communities.

They touch the lives of residents and families, and most importantly, ensure that their staff provides the highest level of quality care to a vulnerable population. Their job requires multi-tasking, considering every aspect of a resident or patient’s life, not just their medical needs, while building a sense of home and community.

Becoming an administrator takes commitment and dedication. They complete a rigorous internship and pass state and national board exams. Upon becoming an administrator, they must continue life-long learning. Alabama nursing home administrators must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education courses each year.

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) sponsors Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week. The ACHCA salutes and thanks administrators in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and all post-acute and aging service settings.

“Each day our members work hard to ensure the best quality of life to those entrusted to their care. In an increasingly challenging environment, they are committed to their patients, residents, families and co-workers,” said Bill McGinley, CNHA, CALA, CAS, HSE, FACHCA, President & CEO of ACHCA. “The staff of ACHCA is honored and privileged to know them and to support their professional development through the College.”

Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators is the only professional  association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of post-acute and aging services administrators and executives. Focused on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators  from  across  the spectrum of long-term care. For more information about ACHCA, visit

Editor’s Note: This article was adapted from a press release from the American College of Health Care Administrators.