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Operating a long term care facility can be stressful and exhausting, but the end benefit to the community is priceless. To ease the burden on administrators, long term care facilities organizations offer support services, governmental lobbying, and professional networking opportunities.
A number of national, state-based, and specialty-based associations exist across the country. These organizations support staff directors, activities coordinators, therapists, and other members of the professional team. Depending on their membership policies, they are open to people who work in nursing homes, hospice facilities, assisted living communities, and adult day care centers. They are also open to individuals who provide in-home services on their own or through a firm.
The largest organization is the American Health Care Association (AHCA), which acts as an advocate for elderly, frail, and disabled Americans and the facilities that support them. As a long term care provider, you can consult that AHCA about regulatory matters, compliance issues, and best practices. If you work in an assisted living community, you may be eligible to join the Assisted Living Federation of America, and if your focus is on activities, you may want to consider the National Association for Activity Professionals.
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