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Private Duty 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

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 $710 per license per year, equating to just $1.95 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 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