Our Mission of the National Association of Health Care Assistants is to elevate the professional standing and performance of Caregivers through recognition, advocacy, education and empowerment; while building a strong alliance with health care providers to maximize success and quality care. NAHCA is not a bargaining unit and has no connections to any organized labor unions. We do not represent staff members in employment disputes and we do not become involved in disciplinary actions of our members.
Today, the association has a membership of more than 36,000 caregivers representing over 800 nursing homes in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Based in Washington DC, it provides recognition for outstanding achievements, development training for caregivers, mentoring programs to reduce CNA turnover, and advocacy for issues important to long term care and caregivers. The organization also has entered the legislative areana, providing testimony on staffing in long term care before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging.