One of the most important things we do at AZCAL is advocate for out members. Our members are not only Assisted Living facility owners, but also caretakers, managers, local leaders, residents, and the resident’s families.
One of the things we take on include advocating for legislative changes. When we talk about legislative change, we are talking about the Department of Health Services (DHS) and Board of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Mangers (NCIA) Rules and Regulations and the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS). The ARS are the state laws that dictate what DHS and NCIA regulate. In order to keep advocating for appropriate and responsible legislation, we attend stakeholder meetings as representatives for our membership. We stay up-to-date on all legislative changes and monitor the political climate and proposed changes in order to keep our members in the know.
We also advocate for the residents and families being served by Assisted Living facilities. We maintain a communicative presence with all of our provider members and can act as intermediary when one of our member providers and a resident or resident’s family need assistance in communicating.
When one of our provider members needs help with a regulatory agency, a supplier, a referral agency, or needs a recommendation for services, we are able to connect them with the right people.
Everything we do is from an advocacy perspective. We never stop fighting for out members. We make sure that we are there for our members and make sure our presence is felt.