Managing Senior - Citizen Homes
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LaSalle College’s Managing Senior Citizens Homes program is designed to keep pace with the projected development and consolidation in the senior citizen housing network, a rapidly-growing industry.

According to the Institut de la statistique du Québec, the number of people above age 65 will double over the next 20 years. Consequently, the demand for retirement homes will increase significantly. Many large-scale projects are currently in the works and there is high demand for workers. According to recent statistics*, 1000 positions per year will be added within the next 20 years.

This program focuses on a career for the future, giving graduates access to management and supervisory roles in a people-focused environment that also emphasizes service quality.

* Based on an estimate from the Quebec Seniors’ Housing Group (QSHG).

Program availability

The program is centered on management skills and prepares you to:

  • manage operations and ensure quality at a senior citizens home
  • manage your employees
  • market and sell your facility’s services
  • ensure customer satisfaction among the residence’s clients
  • You will learn from the best. Our teachers are industry professionals.
  • You will earn health and safety certification because the course is presented by trainers with ASSTSAS certification (Association paritaire pour la santé et sécurité du travail du secteur affaires sociales).
  • You will be eligible for a PDSB (principe de déplacement sécuritaire des bénéficiaires) card, an undeniable asset for your resume.
  • This three-semester training program is the only one of its kind in Quebec, and is offered at night, making it a flexible option if you already have a job.
  • Intervention adapted to seniors (45 h)
  • Client-adapted Menus (45 h)
  • Operating budgets in a home (45 h)
  • Technical maintenance and building (60 h)
  • Management context and client approach (60 h)
  • Hygienic care and support for senior citizens (60 h)
  • Client activity techniques (60 h)
  • Hygiene and safety supervision (45 h)
  • Work Functions of a private senior-citizen home manager (45 h)
  • Sales and marketing in a senior citizen home environment (45 h)
  • Human resources management and supervision (60 h)

* The College reserves the right to substitute some courses.

  • Have a training deemed sufficient and meet the admission criteria set for college studies.

Thanks to its partnerships with companies in the field and home internship programs, LaSalle College produces technologists with expertise in management processes who wish to enter a management position.

  • Residence Director
  • Owner-Operator
  • Department Manager: food service, facility management or maintenance, care, leisure activities, etc.
  • Housing Advisor
  • Administrative Assistant

Do you already have a job and want to make a career change? Or are you already working in senior citizen housing and want to develop more skills? This course is made for you!