Membership

​​​​​The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents nearly 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day.​


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 Member Savings Program

AHCA/NCAL members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day.

 ABM Directory

Browse through our directory of Associate Business Members. Find out how they can help meet your business needs today!

​Membership Benefits for Care Providers

 Access to Programs & Resources

National Quality Award Program
The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Learn more.

LTC Trend TrackerSM
LTC Trend Trackersm is a web-based tool that enables long term and post-acute care providers, including assisted living, to access key information that can help their organization succeed. This exclusive benefit for AHCA/NCAL members, allows skilled nursing and assisted living organizations to benchmark personal metrics to those of their peers and examine ongoing quality improvement efforts. LTC Trend Tracker is AHCA/NCAL members’ one-stop-shop to gain timely information and valuable insight about their own performance as well as the entire profession’s. Learn more.

ahcancalED
ahcancalED is a comprehensive online Learning Management System (LMS) for AHCA/NCAL members and their staffs. We designed and created this new resource to support our members who do not have elaborate education departments or time to develop the newest in-service training. It's a great value-added benefit and a tangible example of our commitment to enhancing quality. Learn more.​

Long Term Care Career Center
Job Seekers: The Long Term Care Career Center is free to all job seekers and provides you with access to the best employers and jobs in the long term care profession. 
Employers: The Long Term Care Career Center offers the most targeted advertising for profession's job openings.

 Access to Publications

​Provider Magazine
Provider Magazine contains in-depth reporting on long term/post-acute care issues and trends and keeps readers up to date on the latest developments on Capitol Hill. Read daily Breaking News, frequent Guest Columns, and ProviderNation, the magazine's blog. Learn more.​

AHCA/NCAL Bookstore
Purchase a variety of ​publications focused on lon​​​g term and post-acute care professionals.
Learn more.

AHCA/NCAL Notes
​AHCA/NCAL Notes is a monthly print publication for skilled nursing and assisted living members. Learn more.

Regulatory & Legislative Updates
Get the latest news and updates on what's happening at AHCA/NCAL, on Capitol Hill, and in the long term and post-acute care profession. Through these e-newsletters and daily emails, readers can stay educated and informed on important issues impacting long term and post-acute care. Learn more.

Monthly Newsletters
AHCA/NCAL's monthly newsletters are written and distributed for members to provide a summary of issues going on within the Association and update members on recent issues affecting the profession. Specific monthly newsletters are also tailored and delivered to particular consituency groups, helping to serve those members better. Learn more.

 Additional Savings for Members

AHCA/NCAL Provides Cost-Cutting Programs To Save YOU Money!

AHCA/NCAL members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day. Start saving money now with our exclusive member benefit discounts only available to AHCA and NCAL Members.

  • Employee Health Benefit Programs​
  • General and Professional Liability Insurance
  • Gero Nurse Prep
  • Dementia Training Programs
  • Energy Savings Programs
  • Utility Bill Auditing Services
  • Discounted Shipping Program