National Center for Assisted Living
The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation's largest organization representing long term care. The diversification of long term care has brought rapid growth to the assisted living profession, and NCAL is a resource for professionals in the field. NCAL membership benefits include: diverse publications, their award-winning internet site, educational programs and public policy advocacy. Through their national federation of state affiliates, NCAL supports lobbying efforts at the state level. While NCAL primarily focuses on federal issues, they provide the support their state affiliates need to impact policy decisions regarding assisted living issues.