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Associate Member Benefits

With over three decades of operation, HCAF proudly maintains its position as the leading trade association for the home care industry in Florida. Our primary objective is to advocate for the interests and fulfill the needs of our members. We empower them to deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective services across the state.

Our extensive membership base comprises more than 500 state-licensed home health agencies, including those certified by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Private Duty (licensed only) agencies, as well as approximately 100 Associate members. Together, these members form a vibrant and comprehensive network within the home care industry.

We express deep gratitude for the critical, front-line service of our members, their workforce, and the patients/clients they serve, especially during these dynamic shifts in health care.

Thank you for your interest in HCAF membership! For more information, call (850) 222-8967 or click here to send us a message.

Eligibility & Benefits

Associate Membership is available to:

  • Vendors – Organizations and individuals whose products and services offer support to the care provider community. This includes a diverse array of entities such as those specializing in software and technology, sales and marketing, durable medical equipment, telehealth solutions, billing services, consulting, legal assistance, and staffing, among others.
  • Other Care Providers: Organizations and individuals whose business model is not a state-licensed home health agency, such as nurse registries, health care service pools, and hospices.

Prospective Client Access

Year-round access to our membership network, offering numerous opportunities to network with prospective clients at HCAF events

Online Visibility

Display of your organization's logo on our website throughout the year, providing visibility to promote your products/services

Product & Service Promotion

Showcase your products and services year-round on the HCAF Hub by sharing a variety of content (e.g., blog posts, templates, videos, forms, etc.) to increase your organization's visibility and reinforce your reputation as a premier vendor in the industry

Networking

Exclusive opportunities to connect with home care industry professionals and foster relationships that can lead to business and professional growth

Exclusive Publications

Receive exclusive publications such as the Hot Sheet, our twice-monthly e-newsletter, and Florida at Home, our biannual magazine

Information Exchange

Participate in the HCAFeForum, our email-based LISTSERV facilitating information sharing, best practices, and problem-solving among home care industry professionals

Event Discounts

Enjoy discounted rates on meetings, workshops, webinars, and signature events like the HomeCareCon Annual Conference & Trade Show, Florida's largest home care industry event of the year

Promotional Savings

Reduced rates on advertising and sponsorship fees

Marketing Exposure

Featured promotion in the Associate Member Marketplace section of the Hot Sheet, our twice-monthly newsletter, and inclusion in our comprehensive online and print member directories, distributed annually to every licensed home health agency

Resource Library

Access a wealth of tools and resources, including model forms, policies and procedures, and other essential documents

Timely News & Analysis

Stay up-to-date on home care industry news and compliance updates with real-time email alerts and website postings

Career Center Discounts

Enjoy reduced fees on job postings through our online Career Center

Authenticity

Showcase the HCAF member seal on your website and email signature to signify your organization's authenticity and dedication to the Florida home care industry

Testimonials

"I’ve been attending for more than 15 years and HCAF has the most robust annual conference attendance and the best education I've seen. From a vendor standpoint, the networking and business development opportunities are second to none! I highly recommend this event for any company servicing the home care and hospice industries."

Eric Scharber, SimiTree

"As a national home care and hospice consultant, I have worked with numerous state associations across the country. HCAF is second to none in all aspects, but most importantly in the care that they show and the advocacy that they act out on behalf of their membership. There has never been a moment in the life of my company (over 20 years) that I ever second-guessed or hesitated to act on anything that came from HCAF. The HCAF leadership is always first in line to fight for the rights of its members and will not back down from the national decision-makers being told the concerns that are the real world. HCAF is a very strong association and cares about the survival of agencies."

Melinda Gaboury, Healthcare Provider Solutions

Membership Dues

Lock in unbeatable rates now! Please note that dues are non-refundable. Act fast to secure the best rates before our new fiscal year begins on July 1. Dues are $1,114 per license per year, equating to just $3.06 per day!

Become a Member

We eagerly anticipate your membership in the HCAF community, where exceptional service awaits you! By joining HCAF, you gain access to a comprehensive range of benefits and resources tailored to support your professional journey in the home care industry. To begin your membership with us, please click the link below. We are excited to welcome you aboard!

Provider members can classify 85% of membership dues as ordinary and necessary business expenses. However, the remaining 15% allocated for lobbying and political activities cannot be categorized as such, in accordance with the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993. Please note that contributions to HCAF are not deductible as charitable contributions.

For membership inquiries, please call (850) 222-8967 or email Julia Thompson, Director of Membership Services, at jthompson@homecarefla.org.