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Rural Long-Term Care Facilities – Organizations

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Supports the development of competent, compassionate, and committed medical practitioners and leaders in post-acute and long-term care (PA/LTC) settings. Medical specialty society representing medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other practitioners working in PA/LTC. Formerly the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).
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American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
Provides access to educational opportunities for long-term care administrators. Offers professional certification and recertification for Certified Nursing Home Administrators (CNHA), Certified Assisted Living Administrators (CALA), and the state licensing for nursing home administrators who operate nursing homes that provide Medicare and Medicaid services, called the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Board exam (NAB).
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American Health Care Association (AHCA)
A federation of affiliated state health organizations, representing over 13,500 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for more than 1 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. Includes a listing of state nursing home and state health associations. Produces yearly state long term care sector statistics and data reports which include facility and demographic characteristics on nursing facilities including rural, urban, freestanding, and hospital-based.
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Advocates for policies removing barriers to care, developing new services, improving reimbursement, and making the country a better place to grow old. Core issue areas include dementia, leadership, long-term supports and services funding, ageism, nonprofit responsibility, workforce, and payment reform.
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National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL)
Supports the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives. Part of the American Health Care Association.
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Last Reviewed: 3/8/2021