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Private Duty 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

Private Duty Membership is open to the following:

  1. Licensed-only home health agencies that do not participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs
  2. Licensed-only home health agencies that exclusively offer "non-skilled" services
  3. Licensed homemaker and companion service providers
  4. Home health organizations awaiting state licensure and with no intention to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs

Policy Expertise

Receive expert advice and insights on private pay home care policy and practice matters

Advocacy Support

Benefit from a dedicated policy team advocating for your agency's interests in Washington and Tallahassee year-round

Referral Source Exposure

Increase visibility with potential referral sources through inclusion in our online and print member directories, distributed annually to all Florida hospital discharge planning units


Exclusive opportunities to connect with home care professionals and foster relationships that can lead to collaboration, knowledge sharing, and professional growth

Career Center Discounts

Enjoy reduced fees on job postings through our online Career Center

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 and the annual Private Care Symposium for private pay providers

Timely News & Analysis

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

Exclusive Lunch & Learn Programs

Complimentary access to our monthly Private Duty Lunch Chat webinar series, a live, interactive series designed to delve into the latest relevant subjects for private pay home care providers

Complimentary Online Training

Access five complimentary continuing education and professional development programs of your choice through, our on-demand training platform

Exclusive Publications

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

Resource Library

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


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


"You need an organization that you can depend on for the most current news and resources. The monetary investment is small — the return on investment…enormous!"

Kathleen Cody-Guastella, Tallahassee Memorial Home Health Care (retired)

"I don’t know what all of us would do without HCAF and your staff. I’ve been in home care since 1986 and I have always depended on HCAF. Your resources, connections, and knowledge are invaluable to our agency!"

Susan Versley, HPH Home Health

"HCAF continues to strive to meet you at all of your intersections as you journey through the ever-changing landscape of home care, not only now but since the beginning of our membership."

Denise Bellville, Etairos-Comprehensive Home Care

"Big or small, size does not matter. HCAF is always there to help with a 'what can I do for you' attitude and the cost to become a member is minimal compared to what you get in return for the support and advocacy locally, statewide, and on the national level."

Anthony Clarizio, UF Health Shands Homecare (retired)

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 $670 per license per year, equating to just $1.84 per day! Additionally, there's a discount available for corporate providers with 10 or more licenses.

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