Adult day care coordinators, also called adult day services coordinators, direct day service programs for adults who have physical or mental impairments or both. Clients of these programs are usually the elderly, although younger people with impairments, such as those recovering from strokes, may also participate in these programs. Coordinators oversee staff members who provide care, meals, and social activities to day care clients, and they serve as liaisons between their centers and their clients' families.
Minimum Education Level
Starting salaries for this position depend partly on the experience and education of the coordinator and partly upon the size and location of the day care center. Larger centers located in metropolitan areas tend to offer the highest wages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, median hourly earnings for social and human service assistants, which can include adult day care coordinators, ...
Most adult day care centers have a schedule that corresponds to standard business hours. Most coordinators work a 40-hour week, Monday through Friday, with weekends off.
The coordinator's work environment will vary depending on the size and type of center. Some centers are fairly institutional, resembling children's day care centers or nursing homes. Others have a more residential feel, ...
The career outlook for adult day care coordinators, as for all social assistance workers, is expected to be excellent through 2028. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the number of human services workers is projected to grow tremendously, with elder care being one of the fastest growing human services areas.
The main reason for this is that the senior citizen population is growin...