Who We Are

The Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) is a trade association representing Michigan’s long-term health care providers. The association began in 1948 and continues to grow in members and services – representing providers across the spectrum, including for- and not-for-profit, county medical care and hospital-based providers and assisted living communities. The strength of the association has always been in its membership — thousands of people dedicated to delivering long-term care for Michigan’s senior population. In 1999 the Michigan Center for Assisted Living (MCAL), a division of HCAM, was established. MCAL represents both licensed adult foster care and homes for the aged and unlicensed settings. 

HCAM provides numerous services and benefits, including state and federal regulatory and reimbursement analysis and advice, advocacy efforts with state elected and department officials, media relations, and strong educational programing. Members and staff are involved on all levels through a variety of avenues including serving on committees and responding to calls for action regarding reimbursement, regulatory and other challenges.

Mission – The mission of the Health Care Association of Michigan is to promote excellence in senior care by providing support, information and advocacy on behalf of the members we represent.

Vision – The Health Care Association of Michigan will be the most respected and influential voice for nursing and rehabilitation facilities in our state.

Objectives –

  • Promote the highest standards and ethical conduct in the administration of health care facilities;
  • Foster principles and practices which will improve the quality of health care provided by member facilities;
  • Further the interest of members through cooperative action to address common problems;
  • Promote a cooperative working environment with Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and allied associations in achieving and maintaining these objectives.

HCAM is also actively involved on the national level as an affiliate of the American Health Care Association (AHCA).