The Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living (CHCA/CCAL) was founded in 1955 to serve as a spokesman for the long term care community and the frail elderly and disabled they serve.
CHCA believes that the health care system has a responsibility to meet the physical and psychological needs of the long-term care resident in a resident centered and cost-effective manner. Our purpose is to work with our members to continually striving to achieve a higher quality of care and an enhanced quality of life.
The Colorado Health Care Association & Center for Assisted Living represents approximately 90% of the state's skilled nursing communities, as well as many assisted living residences. Providers and organizations that provide products and services to the long term care community join as associate members and are our partners in quality care. In addition licensed professionals who are not currently employed in a long term care facility are eligible to join the association as individual members. The active membership is organized into six districts covering the State of Colorado. Each district elects its own officers, the Chairman of which serves on the Board of Directors.
National Representation in Washington, D.C.
CHCA and each of its facility members are members of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), a national organization that represents more than 11,000 long-term care facilities nationwide, and are dedicated to improving health care for frail, elderly and disabled individuals.