American Health Care Association (AHCA)
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 10,000 not-for-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally.
AHCA represents the long-term care community to the nation at large -- to government and business leaders and the general public. AHCA also serves as a force for change within the long-term care field, providing information, education and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.
At its Washington, D.C. headquarters, AHCA maintains legislative, regulatory and public affairs, as well as a member services staff which works both internally and externally to assist the interests of government and the general public, as well as member providers.
In 1949, at its second conference as an organization, AHCA established the objectives by which they still stand today:
To improve the standards of service and administration of member nursing homes.
To secure and merit public and official recognition and approval of the work of nursing homes.
To adopt and promote programs of education, legislation, better understanding and mutual cooperation.