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NCAL Membership

​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. NCAL advocates on the behalf of assisted living in Washington, D.C. and supports state affiliate lobbying efforts at the state and local level. 

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Providers may become members of NCAL through their state affiliate association. As a member of your state affiliate, you are automatically a member of NCAL. Please contact your state affiliate for membership information. The Associate Business Member (ABM) Program is designed for those companies that share a genuine interest with AHCA/NCAL in furthering the quality in assisted living, residential care and nursing center settings.

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 Benefits of Membership


As a member of NCAL, you are a member of the premier association for assisted living and senior care professionals. The world of senior living is ever changing and NCAL strives to stay ahead of those changes and provide you with what you need to not only succeed, but thrive.

NCAL members also benefit from NCAL’s relationship with the American Health Care Association (AHCA). As the strongest association in the long term and post-acute care space, AHCA has nearly 70 years of experience advocating for seniors on Capitol Hill. 

Exclusive Benefits Available to Members of NCAL

AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program

The National Quality Award Program – based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program – allows assisted living communities to apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold. AHCA/NCAL provides support along the way, including in-person trainings, webinars, staff support and more.  

LTC Trend TrackerSM

This online data tracking system allows assisted living organizations to upload data in key areas and compare their performance to their assisted living peers. With quality data, NCAL members can stay competitive in the marketplace, demonstrate their commitment to consumers, support their Quality Award application, and work towards fulfilling the goals of the NCAL Quality Initiative.  

AHCA/NCAL Conferences

AHCA/NCAL prides itself on providing the very best educational and networking opportunities. You will learn from the best and brightest while earning CEUs, all at a discounted registration rate as an NCAL member. 


The Association’s learning management system, ahcancalED allows members to access exclusive resources, webinars and training materials. Find a timely issue or search through the archives for the topic you desire. Learn from other providers as members can share their personal stories.  

AHCA/NCAL Bookstore

Visit to browse over 250 books, DVDs, e-books and other materials you may need. All items have members-only special pricing!

NCAL Publications

NCAL’s publications are jam-packed with useful and breaking news. From our weekly e-newsletter NCAL Connections, to Provider Magazine, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by reading these timely and exclusive materials.