Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living/PCH, &
E&D Waiver Case Management
Skilled Nursing MembershipSkilled Nursing Members are licensed skilled nursing care centers in the State of Georgia. Skilled Nursing Membership in the Association requires concurrent membership in the American Health Care Association. For a skilled nursing center to be eligible for membership, all commonly owned licensed long term care centers must also be members.
Annual Dues Structure
$70.50 per licensed bed (includes AHCA dues of $20.60/bed & GHCA dues of $49.90/bed)
Assisted Living/Personal Care Home MembershipAssisted Living/PCH Members are long term centers licensed as 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 Skilled Nursing Member and meets the requirements of GHCA.
Annual Dues Structure
$26 per licensed bed (includes NCAL dues of $10.50/bed & GHCA dues of $15.50/bed)
Elderly & Disabled (E&D) Waiver Case Management MembershipThe Disabled (E&D) Waiver Case Management Membership consists of Service Options Using Resources in a Community Environment (SOURCE) and Community Care Services Program (CCSP) Medicaid home and community based waiver services providers that serve frail, elderly and disabled beneficiaries within the community.
Annual Dues Structure
$650 - Case Load < 500
$1,000 - Case Load > 500
BenefitsAdvocacy & Legislative Efforts
GHCA's Legislative and PAC leadership advocates on behalf of our members with a year-round focus on educating legislators on the needs of Georgia's most vulnerable citizens and key issues concerning the long term and post-acute care profession.
Education & Professional Development
Throughout the year, GHCA provides education designed to help members achieve in the everchanging long term and post-acute health care landscape. In addition to trainings hosted in newly renovated training and conference rooms at GHCA/GCAL Headquarters, GHCA hosts education throughout Georgia to enable members in all areas of the State to attend. GHCA hosts a Winter Convention and Summer Convention each year that feature top-notch education and abundant networking opportunities.
Reimbursement, Quality & Regulatory Support
GHCA provides the tools and assistance skilled nursing centers and other long term and post-acute care settings need to provide high quality care. Additionally, GHCA provides timely information and expert guidance to members regarding reimbursement, quality and regulatory issues impacting providers.
Workforce Development Efforts
Recruitment and retention of a competent workforce is a top priority for skilled nursing and assisted living providers in Georgia. GHCA supports members in their efforts to attract, recruit and retain skilled caregivers and provides various workforce development tools and resources designed to assist our members in those efforts.
Strategic Member Communications
GHCA members benefit from strategic member communications designed to keep them informed of the latest issues of importance in long term and post-acute care. Members receive important information in real time through targeted member alerts. Additionally, GHCA members receive the GHCA/GCAL Weekly Newsfront, a weekly publication featuring a round up of need to know information in an easy to read format, and the GHCA Annual Report. Further, our GCAL and E&D Waiver Case Management memberships receive monthly publications featuring information of importance to the assisted living and waiver case management professions.
Media Outreach & Public Relations Efforts
GHCA is steadfast in its mission to promote the positive image of skilled nursing care centers, assisted living communities and SOURCE agencies in Georgia, and works to ensure the long term care provider’s perspective is always represented. GHCA/GCAL works to enhance the perception of skilled nursing centers through media relations, grassroots efforts, and more.
GHCA members have exclusive access to members only tools and resources on the GHCA website.
GHCA Online Career Center
The GHCA Career Center allows member centers to post available employment opportunities free of charge. Additionally, the Career Center allows those seeking employment in long term care to view available jobs and submit resumes through their website.
AHCA/NCAL Membership Benefits
In addition to GHCA membership, Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living 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
- LTC Trend tracker
- ahcancalED, an educational platform providing resources and technical assistance on payroll based journal, five star, requirements of participation, etc.
- AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program
- Educational webinars
- Various AHCA/NCAL conferences (e.g., Quality Summit, Owners Conference, Congressional Briefing) and Annual Convention
- Discounts on the Infection Preventionist Training program (IPCO), Gero Nurse Prep, and the CARES Dementia Training Program
- Discounts in the AHCA/NCAL bookstore
- Email updates and electronic newsletters like Capitol Connection and Provider Daily
- Provider magazine
Affiliate Memberships for Center Staff
GHCA offers members an opportunity to empower their employees through affiliate group memberships. GHCA affiliate groups offer a variety of benefits, including specialized education, networking opportunities, and access to tools and resources designed to assist in professional development. Click here to learn more.
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