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Rural Long-Term Care Facilities Organizations

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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American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
Provides education, advocacy, information, and professional development for medical directors and physicians practicing in the long term care continuum. Advocates on legislative and regulatory issues, works for quality care and reduced staff turnover in long-term care facilities, and promotes the AMDA Certified Medical Director (CMD) in Long Term Care Program certification for long term care physicians.
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Formerly called American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Represents 6,000 not-for-profit adult day services, home health, hospice, community-based services, PACE, senior housing, assisted living residences, continuing care communities, and nursing homes.
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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: 8/3/2017