Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Facility Administrators [18 VAC 95 ‑ 30]
Action Recommendations of RAP on qualifications for licensure
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/2/2022
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3/7/22  6:40 am
Commenter: Alice Reynolds

Assisted Living Administrator

Thank you to the Board of LTC Administrators for reviewing the requirements for the AIT program.  As an administrator of 21 years, I have worked alongside a group of leaders that are both skilled and passionate.  Most started their career path in the industry outside of the administration field. Yet, they found a strong talent for leadership. Others became administrators as a second career.  

Please consider opening up the pathways to becoming a licensed Administrator.  According to a study by The New York Federal Reserve Bank, only 27% of graduates work in their field of study. This was from a database of 125-million professional profiles.  For most, their field is their frist major career milestone but certainly not their last. Most find a different path.  It is more of a winding than a straight road.  With a majority of administrators considering retirement, we need the ability to replenish the field.  History tells us that we "grow our own".  We promote from within.  To widen the ability with coursework and experience would enhance the industry's ability. 

This is an industry of both skill and passion.  When those align, we see great accomplishments.  Please help us to widen our opportunity to find the great not just the good.   


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