Who We Are

The Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) is a trade association representing Michigan’s long-term care providers. The association began in 1948 and continues to grow in members and services — representing providers across the skilled nursing spectrum, including for- and not-for-profit, county medical care and hospital-based providers.

In 1999, HCAM began to also represent assisted living communities — licensed and unlicensed residential communities including independent living settings, homes for the aged, adult foster care and other assisted living settings serving the needs of elder adults and those needing supportive services. Today, assisted living membership continues to grow.

The strength of the association has always been in its membership — thousands of people dedicated to delivering long-term care for Michigan. 

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 Statement
As Michigan’s most influential advocate for skilled nursing and assisted living providers, the Health Care Association of Michigan’s mission is to drive initiatives and deliver solutions, enabling providers to advance excellence in senior care.

Association Objectives

  • Promote the highest standards and ethical conduct in the administration of long-term care facilities and communities.
  • Foster principles and practices which will improve the quality of health care provided by member facilities and communities.
  • 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) for skilled nursing facility members and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) for assisted living community members. 

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