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Elderly Home Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Elderly Home Managers plan, direct and evaluate the provision of residential and personal care services for individuals who are in need of such services due to ageing. They are also responsible for managing facility finance, handling related administrative tasks such as overseeing budget planning, expenditure on supplies and equipment, supervising staff, coordinating and administering welfare programmes and care services for the elderly, liaising with other health and welfare providers and funding bodies to coordinate the provision of elderly care services.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:1 (Max:5) 

Skill is rarely required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Medical technical knowledge

Elderly Home Managers must be able to keep up with the knowledge of current and new technology in healthcare services.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A higher diploma or an associate degree, bachelor's or master's degree in geriatric nursing, health services, long-term care administration, public health, public administration, business administration or health administration


  • 5 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$70,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$90,000

Government Sector

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 16-33

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 34-39

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 40-44

Monthly Salary Master Pay Scale Point 45-49

Monthly Salary Directorate Pay Scale Point 1

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Elderly Home Managers generally work in offices in elderly care facilities. They may work night or weekend shifts and may need to be on call in case emergencies arise.

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