Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953

About GHCA

The Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) has represented long term care providers in the state for over sixty years and currently serves skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, and SOURCE agencies. Through quality advancement initiatives, lobbying efforts, informative educational seminars and operational support, GHCA continues to strive to meet our members’ needs and the best interests of the long term care profession.

GHCA is proud to also represent a growing base of companies that share a genuine interest with GHCA in furthering the quality of long term and post-acute care and the success of the profession. GHCA Associate Members support programs and services that bring improvements to long term care and help to create strategies to address a variety of issues affecting the profession including revised policies and regulations, staffing shortages, Medicare and Medicaid funding, tort reform and quality advancement.

GHCA is committed to continuously improve the quality of life of all persons requiring post-acute care and long term health care. To achieve these goals, GHCA provides education, conventions and networking events throughout the year to give our members the tools they need to succeed. Our members exceed national averages for overall ratings on yearly performance measurement and benchmarking satisfaction surveys and continue to cultivate leaders within their centers who demonstrate deep dedication to quality and clinical excellence.

GHCA also works closely with government agencies and other trade and professional associations in developing, amending, and implementing, sound legislation, regulatory policies, and standards of care. GHCA works to influence society and government to invest in the wellbeing of Georgia’s most vulnerable citizens and to increase access to care. GHCA is committed to aiding in the development of necessary and reasonable public policies that balance economic and regulatory principles to support quality care and quality of life. GHCA is dedicated to professionalism and ethical behavior among all who provide post-acute and long term care, thus earning the confidence and trust of Georgia’s public.


Georgia Health Care Association Code of Ethics

The Georgia Health Care Association and its member centers recognize and accept the responsibility to provide the highest quality of care for patients and residents entrusted to them.
 
In keeping with this principle, we pledge ourselves to the following:

  • To respect the rights of all patients and residents,
  • To maintain a well-organized staff, properly trained and dedicated to the principle of quality care,
  • To create a home-like environment conducive to meeting the patients' and residents' social and religious needs,
  • To cooperate with other regulatory and social agencies in a combined effort to promote the health and welfare of all patients and residents,
  • To support and participate in community efforts which will enhance the public image of the long term health care industry,
  • To be actively involved with other state and national health care associations in meeting common goals, and
  • To be ethical in all business relations.