Provider Membership

DHCFA Member Benefits


DHCFA membership provides exclusive access to expert resources on legislative and government affairs, regulatory, long-term care nursing, education, labor, legal, reimbursement, professional guidance, and special events. DHCFA focuses on our profession locally and nationally and provides up-to-the-minute information.

DHCFA represents members in Delaware and in Washington, D.C., monitoring local and federal issues with the help of AHCA, our lobbyist, and the Board of Directors. One of our greatest strengths is effective advocacy before the legislative and regulatory bodies at the state and federal levels with the support of our membership.

AHCA and NCAL Membership

When you join DHCFA, you become a member of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. As the state affiliate to the national association, DHCFA members have the opportunity to influence our profession’s national agenda. Members will receive AHCA’s timely publications, AHCA Notes, Provider Magazine, and Focus, a monthly assisted living newsletter.

AHCA and NCAL work tirelessly at the national level to improve the profession by monitoring legislation, influencing regulations and changes to existing regulations, and improving reimbursement. Through their relationships with CMS, Congress, and the White House, they have made a difference for each and every provider. Additionally, they are a source of professional educational tools created to assist you in developing your staff and improving your delivery of care.

Local Professional Development at Reduced Fees

DHCFA strives to provide affordable, practical, and timely educational credit programs for long-term care professionals throughout the year. We offer quality seminars and workshops tailored to your needs and current issues. By participating in DHCFA’s state-wide meetings, you will build professional alliances and have the opportunity to share best practices.

Representation on Local Boards and Committees

DHCFA provides representation for the long-term care community on various related boards and committees and ensures that the long-term care community is represented and involved in public policy changes. These include the Delaware Health Resources Board, the Delaware Nursing Home Residents Quality Assurance Commission, the Long-Term Care and Memory Care Task Force, the Medical Care Advisory Council, the Delaware Healthcare Preparedness Coalition, and the Delaware Health Care Commission. 

Additional Benefits include:

  • Open Admission Policy published each June
  • Weekly e-letter, the Friday Roundup
  • Biweekly provider member Zoom meetings
  • Accounting and reimbursement resources
  • Issue-relevant surveys, reports, and educational sessions
  • Membership Directory
  • Annual Education Conference and Trade Show
  • Networking Socials
  • Website with news and resources

Please complete the membership application below. Upon acceptance of your application by DHCFA, you will immediately become eligible for the wealth of benefits enjoyed by facility members. DHCFA will send you an invoice for dues with your acceptance letter. For further information, please contact us at (302)235-6895.

Provider Application