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The mission of a NAB member state regulatory board or agency includes public protection of the residents of America’s skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities and home and community based services. As such, the NAB strives to support member boards and agencies in carrying out their mission through the development and provision of standards, shared resources, and tools to assist them in their role of licensure of nursing home, assisted living and home and community based services administrators.
NAB CEO, Randy Lindner, discusses the Healthcare Services Executive model. Click here to view the video.
The American Health Care Association (AHCA) is a non-profit federation of affiliate state health organizations, together representing more than 11,000 non-profit and for-profit nursing facility, assisted living, developmentally-disabled, and subacute care providers that care for approximately one million elderly and disabled individuals each day.
Leaders Engaged on Alzheimer’s Disease (LEAD) is a diverse and growing national coalition of 86 member organizations including patient advocacy and voluntary health non-profits, philanthropies and foundations, trade and professional associations, academic research and clinical institutions, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. LEAD is co-convened by USAgainstAlzheimer’s and Volunteers of America. The coalition works collaboratively to focus the nation’s strategic attention on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and to accelerate transformational progress in care and support to enrich quality of life, detection and diagnosis, and research leading to prevention, effective treatment and eventual cure. Each organization fighting Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias has distinct and unique strengths; all such organizations are stronger and better able to achieve their missions by working collaboratively.
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are a grave and growing challenge to American families and to our nation’s economy and healthcare system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s disease is currently the nation’s sixth leading cause of death. Today, more than five million people in the United States have this terminal disease and that number is expected to grow significantly as our nation’s population ages. While caring for people with the disease will cost American families, Medicare and Medicaid $2 trillion in the next 10 years, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) spends less than $600 million annually on Alzheimer’s disease research. To date, no treatments have been approved to prevent, cure or slow the progression of the disease.
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.