Associate Membership

Established in 1955, the North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association (NCHCFA) is a non-profit trade association representing over 90% of the nursing facilities in North Carolina and over 42,000 long term health care beds. NCHCFA is the state’s oldest and largest association of post-acute and long term care providers. Since we provide our members with current information relevant to long term health care, NCHCFA serves as a central link of communication for facilities statewide.

An Associate Membership will be an asset to your organization for many reasons. NCHCFA provides an array of resources including recognition in NCHCFA’s online Membership Directory and website, networking at annual events, current information provided in our weekly newsletter UPDATE, webinars and educational programs (please note attendance may be limited at some educational events to sponsors only), and most importantly, recognition as a 2024 NCHCFA Trade Associate Member and a booth at Expo 2024 (while supplies last).

Become a 2024 Trade Associate Member by submitting your contract now and reserving your booth space at the 2024 Expo!

Booths for Expo 2024 are now SOLD OUT!

If you are interested in becoming a 2024 Trade Member, please email Karen Lennon at

View the Expo 2024 brochure

View the 2024 Trade Associate Membership Contract

View the 2024 NCHCFA Associate Membership & Sponsorship Guide

2024 NCHCFA Trade Associate Membership includes the below benefits:

UPDATE | The association’s newsletter is emailed weekly to all members. UPDATE features highlights of regulatory and legislative policy and promotes various events of interest including upcoming educational opportunities.

NCHCFA Website | Provides long term care updates and resources, a calendar of events, a facility finder tool, a listing of our Board of Directors and staff, membership information, online registration for educational seminars and much more. Associate Members are listed with a link to their website and email addresses. This information is readily accessible 24 hours a day.

NCHCFA Membership Directory | NCHCFA maintains an online Membership Directory for the sole use of its members. This publication includes everything from a detailed listing of corporate offices, member nursing facilities and Trade Associate members by service types. Trade Associate members will receive electronic access to the 2024 Membership Directory. Access to the directory will be available to all NCHCFA members in January.

NCHCFA Associate Advisory Committee | The Associate Advisory Committee is comprised of NCHCFA Trade Associate members. This committee works closely with the NCHCFA Education and Programs Committee to determine social events and networking opportunities at in-person events as well as suggestions for NCHCFA/PAC fundraising events. Committee assignments are for a two-year term. Appointments are made by the Chair of NCHCFA’s Board of Directors.

The Annual Convention & Expo | Our annual convention and trade show provides an opportunity for long term care professionals to share best practices and learn state-of-the-art advances through educational seminars and networking while earning continuing education hours. Our in-person Expo has grown to be the largest and best organized in the South and continually sells out each year. Only current NCHCFA Associate Members can register to attend this event.

Fall Symposium | This conference is held each summer and provides educational classes over a three-day period with ample opportunity for networking with colleagues. A special “networking package” is available for Associate Members at a reduced fee. Only current NCHCFA Associate Members can register to attend this event.

Freestanding Educational Offerings | Educational seminars (virtual) are held throughout the year and are designed to bring providers the latest information on operations, regulatory and legal issues, reimbursement and care/service management. Associate Members can attend at a reduced registration fee.

NCHCFA/PAC Annual Golf Tournament | Our annual golf tournament, sponsored by our political action committee (NCHCFA/PAC), is a fun way for our members to support the important activities of our PAC’s advocacy efforts and network with colleagues. This will be September 8, 2024 in conjunction with our Fall Symposium.

Questions? Contact Karen Lennon at or 919-782-3827.