• 2015 Quality Care for the 
    Future of Aging

  • Message from the Chair

    This is an exciting time for assisted living. We’re in a “new normal” where the only constant we can count on nowadays is change. We will have to anticipate and adapt to meet the evolving needs and desires of our customers, which means we need leaders with commitment and foresight.

    In this report, you’ll see every person in our association is a valuable link in the chain. Because of dedicated professionals like you, we will face our opportunities and challenges head on.

    Thank you for your membership and for your trust in NCAL. Together we will do great things for providers and residents alike.

    Patricia Giorgio Signature

    Patricia Giorgio
    NCAL Chair


  • Leadership

    NCAL announced new, visionary leaders in 2016. In June, NCAL welcomed new Executive Director Scott Tittle, a former president of the Indiana Health Care Association—a state affiliate of AHCA/NCAL.

    NCAL elected a new Board of Directors for 2015-2016. Each board member brings unique expertise and a strong commitment to the long term care profession.


    2016 Board of Directors

    • Chris Mason (OR)
      NCAL Chair
    • Ashley Blankenship (AR)
      NCAL Vice Chair
    • Helen Crunk (NE)
      NCAL Secretary/Treasurer
    • Pat Giorgio (IA)
      Immediate Past Chair
    • Rod Burkett (IL)
      At-Large Representative
    • David Chensvold (IA)
      At-Large Representative
    • Michele DeClemente-Hughes (NJ)
      At-Large Representative
    • Lee Field (WA)
      At-Large Representative
    • Denise German (KS)
      At-Large Representative
    • Gerald Hamilton (NM)
      At-Large Representative
    • Steven Heaney (NJ)
      At-Large Representative
    • Jeanne Jaeckels (MN)
      At-Large Representative
    • Carmy Jerome (CO)
      At-Large Representative
    • Mark Maxfield (ID)
      At-Large Representative
    • Ed McMahon (VA)
      At-Large Representative
    • Sean Mockbee (AZ)
      At-Large Representative
    • Steve Schrunk (FL)
      At-Large Representative
    • Laurie Shepard (MI)
      At-Large Representative
    • Dirk Anjewierden (UT)
      ASHCAE Vice President
    • Heath Boddy (NE)
      ASHCAE Representative
    • Kathleen Collins Pagels (AZ)
      ASHCAE Representative
    • Shawn Scott (IL)
      AMB Representative
    • Michael Wylie (PA)
      AHCA Vice-Chair
  • Accomplishing Growth Together

    NCAL grew in many ways. We more than doubled our annual growth goal of 4%, adding nearly 17,000 member beds in 2015. At the end of the year, NCAL represented nearly 200,000 beds and 3,700 communities among for-profit and not for profit assisted living providers.

  • Leading the Conversation

  • Where Aging and Politics Mix

    NCAL vigorously defends the future of assisted living care in Washington, D.C.

    Protecting Access for Residents on Medicaid

    NCAL continued to work with CMS to ensure assisted living communities are considered a home - and community-based setting under the Medicaid waiver program, to prevent vulnerable seniors from having to move to more institutional settings.

    White House Conference on Aging

    The Administration offered a series of events leading up to this decennial conference, including a Falls Prevention Summit in which NCAL Chair Pat Giorgio attended.

  • A Powerful Voice

    Providers meet with Sen. Susan Collins, chair of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging during AHCA/NCAL's Congressional Briefing

    On the Hill

    Throughout the year and at the association’s annual Congressional Briefing, NCAL offered members an opportunity to meet directly with their members of Congress and speak about the important issues.

    In Our Communities

    Many NCAL members opened their doors to elected officials in 2015 to provide a tour of their communities. Members of Congress learned about the services assisted living provides, met with residents, and heard about specific challenges first-hand.

  • A Political Powerhouse

    With Our Allies

    The AHCA/NCAL Political Action Committee (PAC) enjoyed its most successful year to-date. In 2015, members contributed $5.7 million to the PAC, candidates, and national party committees. In Washington, D.C. and in local congressional districts, AHCA/NCAL helped hold more than 162 political events.

    Around the nation:

    • 90 events in congressional districts
    • 72 events in Washington, DC.
  • Drawing

    National Assisted Living Week®

    During the week of September 13-19, the 2015 theme, “Nourishing Life: Mind, Body, Spirit” celebrated the holistic approach assisted living providers take in caring for the whole person.


    Resources for Consumers

    NCAL launched a new section of its website in 2015, specifically for residents and families. The site offers an overview of assisted living, tips on how to choose a community, and connects consumers with state resources.


    For The Solana Roseland – a Brookdale community in New Jersey – person-centered care is rooted in fun.

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