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Associate Member Benefits

The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) is the leading voice for home health care in Florida. Founded in 1989, we are a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering home health care providers to deliver exceptional care through resources, education, and advocacy.

Our membership base encompasses a diverse array of providers, spanning both for-profit and not-for-profit entities, which offer Medicare- and Medicaid-funded services, alongside private pay (licensed-only) agencies. Additionally, our Associate members provide essential products and services for the home health care provider community.

Each year, HCAF organizes approximately 75 continuing education and professional development programs designed to enhance the skills of our members and keep them informed about policy advancements and industry best practices. Among our key events is HomeCareCon, our flagship Annual Conference & Trade Show, recognized as a leading gathering within Florida's home care industry. Additionally, we host specialized educational forums such as the Home Care Warm Up and Private Care Symposium, tailored to meet the specific needs of Medicare providers and private pay providers, respectively.

HCAF's seasoned public policy team operates year-round in collaboration with Continental Strategy, a professional lobbying firm, to advance our priorities. We foster robust relationships with state and federal government officials and regulatory agencies, including the state Agency for Health Care Administration and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Additionally, we maintain strategic partnerships with key entities such as the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, and the Partnership for Medicaid Home-Based Care.

Experience the difference by becoming a member today! For more information, please send us a message or call (850) 222-8967.

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


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, and the opportunity to establish an Affinity Partnership with HCAF. This partnership not only provides member-to-member savings for home health agencies — your customers — but also creates a mutually beneficial relationship between your organization and HCAF…it's a win-win opportunity!

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


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


"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 $1,159 per year, equating to just $3.18 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 75% of membership dues as ordinary and necessary business expenses. However, in accordance with the Revenue Reconciliation Act of 1993, the remaining 25% allocated for lobbying and political activities cannot be categorized as such. Please note that contributions to HCAF are not deductible as charitable donations.

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