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Who We Are

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association​ (AHCA). NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives.

In addition to national advocacy, NCAL's state affiliates work to create local education, advocate on behalf of assisted living providers, and provide the direct, ongoing support their assisted living members need to improve quality and grow their businesses. ​


 NCAL’s Mission Statement

NCAL’s mission is to lead the assisted living profession through public policy advocacy, knowledge, education and professional development.

 NCAL’s Vision Statement

NCAL is dedicated to promoting high quality, principle-driven assisted living care and services with a steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation and the advancement of person-centered care.

 NCAL's Guiding Principles


​NCAL developed the Guiding Principles as an informational resource to generally describe what assisted living is and some of the ways that the assisted living profession is striving to continue developing and improving services.

The contents of the Guiding Principles may represent some preferred practices, but do not represent minimum standards, “standards of care,” or industry-wide norms for assisted living communities.