Advocates for Georgia's Elderly Since 1953


GHCA/GCAL has represented skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, and SOURCE agencies in the state for over sixty years. Through lobbying efforts, informative educational seminars and operational support, GHCA/GCAL continues to strive to meet our members’ needs and the best interests of the long term care profession.

As the Georgia State affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), GHCA/GCAL keeps its members informed on national issues in long term care and provides access to all resources offered by AHCA/NCAL.

Regular Membership

Regular Members are licensed skilled nursing care centers in the State of Georgia. Regular Membership in the Association requires concurrent membership in the American Health Care Association.  For any facility to be eligible for Regular Membership, all licensed long term care facilities in Georgia, the licensees of which are under common control, must also be Regular Members. Each such facility shall be considered a separate Regular Member.

Annual Dues Structure

$68 per licensed bed (includes AHCA dues of $20.60/bed & GHCA dues of $47.20/bed)

Assisted Living/PCH Membership

Assisted Living/PCH Members are long term facilities licensed as an assisted living communities, personal care facilities with 25 beds or more, or personal care facilities with less than 25 beds provided that any such facility with less than 25 beds is owned by or under common ownership with a Regular Member and meets the requirements of GHCA. Assisted Living/PCH Membership requires concurrent membership in the National Center for Assisted Living.

Annual Dues Structure

$26 per licensed bed (includes NCAL dues of $10.50/bed & GHCA dues of $15.50/bed)

SOURCE Membership

Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) Members provide a State Plan service for primary care enhanced case management that serves frail elderly and disabled beneficiaries to avoid preventable hospital and nursing home admissions. The SOURCE program builds on the state’s primary care case management program, George Better Health Care Program (GBHC).

Annual Dues Structure

$650 - Case Load < 500
$1,000 – Case Load > 500

Benefits at a Glance – Regular, Assisted Living/PCH, and SOURCE Membership

  • Advocacy & Legislative Efforts
  • Education & Professional Development
  • Networking Opportunities
  • AHCA Membership
  • Assistance with Reimbursement Issues
  • Quality & Regulatory Assistance
  • Strategic Member Communications
  • Media Outreach & Public Relations Efforts
  • Information & Resources
  • Newly renovated training and conference rooms for member use located at GHCA’s headquarters

In addition to GHCA membership, members also have access to AHCA benefits as well.

  • Access information on AHCA’s website, including:
    • Medicare, Medicaid and Managed Care toolkits and reports
    • State of the State Clearing House
    • Grassroots and advocacy programs
    • Nominations to participate in AHCA/NCAL Committees
  • Sign onto LTC Trend tracker
  • Access ahcancalED
  • Apply for the Quality Awards Program
  • Enroll and participate in webinars
  • Register for the various conferences (e.g., the upcoming Quality Summit) and Annual Convention
  • Enroll in and receive a discount on the Infection Preventionist Training program (IPCO)
  • Receive discounts available in the AHCA/NCAL bookstore
  • Receive email updates and electronic newsletters like Capitol Connection and Provider Daily
  • Receive Provider magazine

Associate Membership

GHCA Associate Members are any businesses, firms, organizations, corporations, or other groups that provide services to the long term care profession. Communities in development are eligible for Associate Membership until such time they are issued a license and meet the requirements of a Regular or Allied Member.  Associate Membership is not open to individuals employed by or having ownership interest in non-member facilities.

Annual Dues Structure

$550 per Company


Benefits at a Glance - Associate Membership

  • Access to Membership Directory
  • Company Listing in the Membership Directory & Online Buyers' Guide
  • Education Designed Specifically for Associate Members
  • Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities Throughout the Year
  • Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities at Winter & Summer Conventions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Information & Resources
  • Latest News & Updates in Long Term Care