The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliate state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and sub-acute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day.
LeadingAge offers a strong and distinct voice for our nonprofit members as we strive to be the trusted voice for aging in America. Working together, they lead in innovative practices that transform how we serve our aging population, cutting-edge initiatives to develop services that meet older adults’ needs, and preferences and advocacy to advance the interest of the aging consumer.
The Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) is proud to represent more than 800 nursing facilities, assisted living communities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs-IID). As an information and education resource to Ohio’s long-term care providers, their suppliers, consultants and to the public at large, OHCA performs a necessary and vital service.
LeadingAge Ohio is a nonprofit trade association that represents approximately 400 long-term care organizations and hospices, as well as those providing ancillary health care and housing services, in more than 150 Ohio towns and cities. The continuum of care reflected by the member organizations serve an estimated 400,000 elderly Ohioans annually and employ more than 35,000 persons statewide.
The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice (OCHCH) is a statewide trade association that represents the interests of home health care and hospice agencies in Ohio. OCHCH is a unique and indispensable resource that serves as the voice of home care and hospice in Ohio, advocating on behalf of the industry and the patients and families they serve.
Since 1968, LeadingAge Michigan has been proudly representing mission-based providers who serve seniors and adults with disability through the full array of post acute and long term services and supports. They are the only statewide association in Michigan that represents the entire continuum of post-acute and long term services.
HCAM is the premier professional association representing nursing and rehabilitation communities including for and not for profit, county medical care and hospital based providers. The mission of the Health Care Association of Michigan is to promote excellence in senior care by providing support, information and advocacy on behalf of the members they represent.
Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) has a strong history of leadership and advocacy that dates back to 1954. Today, FHCA is a federation representing over 80% of the state’s 683 nursing centers. Their membership includes more than 1,000 individuals and nearly 600 centers that provide skilled nursing, post-acute and sub-acute care, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living and other services to the frail elderly and individuals with disabilities in Florida.
The Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Our members include more than 400 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.
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