The Home Care Association of Florida (HCAF) is the premier trade association for the home care industry in Florida. HCAF was founded in 1989 and is a 501(c)(6), not-for-profit association dedicated to serving Florida home care providers and their vendors. HCAF exists to provide representation, communication, and advocacy for these providers, and to give them the education and information they need to deliver high quality, cost effective services to patients and clients in their home.
HCAF represents both not-for-profit and for-profit providers, including:
- Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health agencies;
- Private Duty (licensed-only) home care agencies; and,
- Related businesses that provide services to in-home care providers.
HCAF offers a full array of educational, governmental, and regulatory assistance and representation, training, networking opportunities, and membership services. HCAF's volunteer Board of Directors directs the Association’s activities along with its active committees and membership.
Each year, HCAF hosts HomeCareCon, its Annual Conference and Trade Show and the largest event of its kind in the Southeast. HomeCareCon features numerous educational sessions that offer continuing education credits, which are presented by the nation’s leading experts in home care. In addition to HomeCareCon, HCAF offers nearly 100 educational sessions each year to sharpen our members' skills and keep them informed on new developments and best practices.
HCAF works in cooperation with all state and federal government officials and regulatory agencies, including the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
HCAF is a member of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC).
To be the foremost resource and advocate for Florida's home care industry and the patients it serves.
As the voice for home care, our mission is to advance the interest and meet the needs of our members, enabling them to provide the highest quality and most cost-effective services throughout Florida.
Guiding Principles & Values
- Excellence and best practices
- Integrity and ethics
- Unified industry