National Center for Assisted Living

Since January 1, 2018, NCHCFA has allowed Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) in North Carolina to join the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) through NCHCFA’s affiliation with the American Health Care Association (AHCA/NCAL). Any ALF that elects to join NCAL will be a member facility of NCAL but will not be a member of NCHCFA.

The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). NCAL is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development, and quality initiatives. NCAL’s proactive, national focus on assisted living legislation is backed by the strongest and most influential long term care advocacy team in the country. NCAL members know that their voices will be heard by the national policymakers and regulators who continually seek to influence the future of assisted living.

In addition to national advocacy, NCAL supports state-specific advocacy effort through its national federation of state affiliates. NCAL state affiliates work to create local education, advocate on behalf of assisted living providers, and provide the direct, ongoing support their assisted living members need to improve quality and grow their businesses.

NCAL Mission Statement

NCAL’s mission is to lead the assisted living profession through public policy advocacy, knowledge, education and professional development

NCAL Vision Statement

NCAL is dedicated to promoting high quality, principle-driven assisted living care and services with a steadfast commitment to excellence, innovation and the advancement of person-centered care.

If an ALF wishes to join NCAL, please contact Karen Lennon for information at or phone at (919) 782-3827.