Wednesday, November 25, 2015
About CAHF

The California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) is a non-profit professional association founded in 1950 to serve as a statewide organization for long-term care providers. The Association and its members are dedicated to improving the quality of long-term health care in California through educational programs and proactive advocacy with the Legislature and administrative agencies.


California Association of Health Facilities
Founded in 1950, the California Association of Health Facilities is a non-profit trade association representing skilled-nursing facilities and intermediate-care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities. It is dedicated to providing quality care for the frail, elderly, intellectually disabled and those with chronic mental illness. Each year, CAHF members provide short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, end-of-life assistance and critical habilitative nursing services for 300,000 people. CAHF is the largest provider of continuing education for long-term care providers in California.

CAHF supports its members through:

  • Legislative and regulatory advocacy at the state and federal level
  • Timely information about industry trends
  • Education and training for long-term care professionals
  • Promotion of long-term care at local, regional, state and national levels
  • Group insurance programs and other membership benefits

CAHF's IRS form 990 is available upon request to the public. Contact to obtain a copy.

Our Mission

CAHF's mission is to provide leadership, advocacy and education for long-term healthcare professionals who serve the needs of California residents and to promote integration of the healthcare continuum to ensure patient placement at the most appropriate and cost-effective level. With a focus on the consumer, CAHF serves as a catalyst and partner with other health care providers to promote and support excellence and integrity.


Who We Serve

CAHF's members include:

  • Skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs) – Sometimes called "nursing homes" or "convalescent hospitals," these facilities provide comprehensive nursing care for chronically ill or short-term residents of all ages, along with rehabilitation and specialized medical programs.
  • Subacute-care facilities – Specialized units often in a distinct part of a nursing facility. Subacute-care facilities focus on intensive rehabilitation, complex wound care and post-surgical recovery for residents of all ages who no longer need the level of care found in a hospital.
  • Intermediate-care facilities (ICFs) – In addition to room and board, these facilities provide regular medical, nursing, social and rehabilitative services for people not capable of full independent living.
  • Intermediate-care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICFs/DD) – Known in California as intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual  disabilities (ICFs/DD), intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - habilitative (ICFs/DD-H) and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - nursing (ICFs/DD-N). At the federal level these facilities are  known as intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled (ICFs/IID).
  • Institutes for mental health (SNF/STPs) – Designated in California as "special treatment programs," these facilities provide extended treatment periods for people of all ages with chronic mental health problems; most of the clients are younger than 65. Specialized staff serve clients in a secured environment.
  • Products and services providers – Individuals, firms and corporations which provide information, products and services for long-term care facilities and homes are part of CAHF's valuable network of associate (vendor) members.

For a searchable database of our member facilities and associate members click here.

Contact Us

California Association of Health Facilities - CAHF
Quality Care Health Foundation - QCHF

Sacramento Office
2201 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816
Phone: (916) 441-6400   Fax: (916) 441-6441

QCHF fax (916) 446-4454

CAHF San Diego Office
P.O. Box 370, La Jolla, CA 92038-0370
(760) 944-1666    Fax (760) 944-1049
Joe Diaz, Regional Director

Membership services - Bev Allen -

Member database updates - Heath Renouf -

Communications/media inquiries - Deborah Pacyna -

Statewide conference information - Sally Craven -

Tradeshow questions - Sherry Hall -

QCHF registration - Cheyenne Merced -

Managed Care - Karen Widerynski -

For information on CAHF's Board of Directors, click here

In This Section

Consumer Help
Information for consumers

CAHF Leadership
Our volunteer leadership

Leadership Academy
Developing future leaders

CAHF's 19 local chapters


Advertising through CAHF

Meetings & Events

Become a member

Links to Resources
Other useful resources


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