Call to Action

Ensure your voice is heard!  Please submit comments to CMS by the September 14th deadline on the proposed Requirements of Participation.  AHCA has a dedicated web page http://www.ahcancal.org/facility_operations/Pages/SNF-Requirements-of-Participation.aspx  created to provide information related to the proposed requirements and instructions and guidelines for developing and submitting comments.  We need as many individual comments as possible to be submitted.

August 28th, 2015|Newsfront, Quality & Regulatory|

National Quality Award Program

Congratulations to Effingham Health System, Georgia’s first ever Gold recipient!  The Quality Award Program is based upon Baldridge’s core values and performance excellence criteria http://www.nist.gov/baldrige/enter/index.cfm.  We encourage you and your team to continue your journey to performance excellence.



Key dates to remember:

Mid-September:  Intent to apply due
December 7th:     Application accepted online

January 28th:       All application deadlines

August 28th, 2015|Newsfront, Quality & Regulatory, Quality Corner|

GHCA Fall Education

GHCA has a full education schedule for you through the end of the year, and most programs are open for registration. You will also find several more that will open for registration soon. Please be sure to check the Events/Education tab at www.ghca.info regularly to see what we have planned for you. If you are in need of Professional Development and Integrity credit hours, we have developed the Commitment to Quality and Achievement in Quality workshops to align with this category. Please attend one of these workshops to complete the requirements in Professional Development/Integrity/Residents Rights. If you are in need of the Emergency Preparedness continuing education hours, GHCA is planning to offer 2 credit hours in this category immediately following the GHCA Council Meetings in October. Click on the titles of the programs below to find out more information.

Sep 2015
Date/Time Event
10:00 am – 11:30 am FY 2016 and Beyond: It’s time to get ready for the CMS Final Rule – 10:00AM
This program is a Webinar
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm FY 2016 and Beyond: It’s time to get ready for the CMS Final Rule – 1:30PM
This program is a Webinar
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Preceptor Seminar: How to Conduct and Structure an Effective AIT Program
Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA
09/10/2015 – 09/11/2015
8:30 am – […]

August 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Community Update Form

Use this form to update your community’s information in our database.

August 26th, 2015|Assisted Living, GHCA, Membership, Personal Care Homes|

63rd Annual Membership Directory 2016 Advertising Contract

As the state’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, the Georgia Health Care Association (GHCA) advocates for quality care and services for infirmed, elderly and disabled Georgians. Compassionate and caring employees provide essential care to 50,000 individuals in our 334 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities, assisted living centers and SOURCE case management agencies.

"Nursing homes are the largest health care providers, even larger than hospitals…"according to the Federal Government’s Department of Human Resources’ National Center for Health Statistics.


Your advertising reaches:

An industry with more than $4 billion in purchasing power.
Providers of health care for more than 50,000 of Georgia’s most elderly and disabled citizens.
Key buyers of health care products and services.
334 of Georgia’s nursing homes and serves as their Yellow Pages.
Senior adult’s referral service agencies.
Assisted Living Centers.
SOURCE Case management agencies.


Call or address inquiries to

Belinda Price
Georgia Health Care Association
160 Country Club Drive Stockbridge, Georgia 30281
Phone: 678-783-1703
Fax: 678-289-6400
email: bprice@ghca.info

Ad Rate Schedule

Reflects prices on October 1, 2015.


August 26th, 2015|Classified Ads, GHCA, Sponsorship|

Awareness Statement #1 – Tropical Storm Erika

Tropical Storm Erika has officially formed and appears more concerning to the Southeast than it did yesterday. It will very likely become a hurricane in the next few days. Some models have it becoming a major hurricane over the weekend. It will likely approach the Southeast coast on Sunday and Monday. While most models have it turning northward and away from the Southeast, there is enough uncertainty to warrant concerns about Erika impacting Georgia.

Request each of you review your hurricane plans / decision timelines and initiate those preliminary discussions and activities deemed appropriate to insure we are postured for an effective response as the situation develops.

The SOC (State Operations Center) will continue monitoring this closely and will communicate with each of you accordingly.

August 25th, 2015|Emergency Preparedness|

13th Annual PAC Golf Tournament Invite

August 5, 2015

Dear GHCA Members and Friends:

On behalf of the Georgia Health Care Association Political Action Committee, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 GHCA PAC Golf Tournament. This event is one of two PAC fundraisers of the year, so your support is imperative.

This year’s 13th Annual PAC golf tournament will again be held at the Legacy on Lanier Golf Club at Lake Lanier in Buford, GA, on Wednesday, September 16th.  Registration, breakfast and range balls will be available at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided by the Legacy Golf Club before tee off. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Upon the conclusion of play, we will have an awards ceremony and raffle drawing with exciting prizes at the clubhouse.  Lunch will be provided on the course during play. 

Please call the Legacy Resort and Conference Center at (770) 945-8787 to make your reservation either at the Resort or in one of their attached villas. 

In addition, we will have our first ever Sunset Cruise across Lake Lanier on the Tuesday evening prior to the tournament.  Following the cruise, we will all convene at our hospitality suite hosted by several of our major generous sponsors. 

As you know, the GHCA PAC is one of […]

August 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Quality Dashboard

As of July 2015

Five Star

My Org


Health Inspection


Quality Measures

August 3rd, 2015|Quality, Quality & Regulatory, Quality Dashboard|

Classified Ads – July 2015

Riverview Health & Rehabilitation is seeking a Director of Nursing, RN to manage the overall operation of our Nursing Services Department in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.  Must be licensed in Georgia as a Registered Nurse and have a minimum of two years of senior management experience in a rehabilitative or long-term care setting.  Experience as a DON strongly preferred.  This role requires superior communication skills and the ability to work in a fast pace environment. 

Please send resume to NRobinson@RiverviewHealth.net to apply.
EOE/Drug-Free Workplace

Activity Director for Providence Health and Rehab in Thomaston, GA.

Fulltime position, experience in LTC activities preferred. Send resume to PROADMIN@Providencenh.com.

SOURCE Manager, Visiting Nurse

Supervises care coordination personnel and acts as the liaison between care coordination and the Director of HCBS Operations. Click HERE to apply and view detailed job posting.

RN Supervisor, Genesis HealthCare

This employee has the responsibility for coordination of total customer care. RN Nursing Supervisor performs responsible supervisory and professional work in directing and coordinating all nursing units. Click HERE to apply and view detailed job posting.

Licensed Practical Nurse, Genesis HealthCare

Genesis HealthCare is looking for remarkable Licensed Practical Nurses / LPNs. At Genesis HealthCare, you can really care for […]

July 31st, 2015|Classified Ads, Newsfront|

Education Updates July 2015

Train the Trainer – Caregiver Fire Safety Course on August 4th, 2015 – Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA
Click HERE to register

SOURCE Case Managers Basic Training on August 5th and 6th, 2015 – – Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA
Click HERE to register

The BCAT Approach: An evidence-based cognitive system for improving the lives of older adults-TIFTON (LNHA/Nurse – PDI/RR 6) on August 6th, 2015
Click HERE to register

The BCAT Approach: An evidence-based cognitive system for improving the lives of older adults-STOCKBRIDGE (LNHA/Nurse – PDI/RR 6) on August 7th, 2015
Click HERE to register

MDS 3.0 Certificate Course on August 11-13 & 26-27, 2015 – Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA
Click HERE to register

PreLicensure Review Course on September 10-11, 2015 – Fred A. Watson Education Center, Stockbridge GA
Click HERE to register

July 31st, 2015|Education Updates, Newsfront|