About MHCA

Established in 1954, MHCA is a statewide non-profit trade association representing over 200 proprietary, nonprofit, and government-owned providers of long-term care. Governed by a Board of Directors, MHCA is the largest advocacy organization for facility-based long term care providers in Maine. Our membership includes nursing homes and assisted living/residential care facilities (also known as PNMIs). Members provide a range of long term care services that may include skilled nursing, rehabilitation or post-acute care, hospice, adult day care and independent living services.

MHCA membership also includes more than 50 associate members, or companies, that provide valuable products and services to long term care providers. MHCA is the state affiliate of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living based in Washington, DC.

MHCA is committed to advancing the quality of services, image, professional development and financial stability of its members. Our education and advocacy on long-term care issues are at the heart of our service to our members and those who work or reside in a long-term care facility.


The Maine Health Care Association is a statewide association of providers of services to Maine’s older and disabled populations. MHCA represents about 300 adult day service providers, assisted living/residential care facilities, home health service providers, independent living/congregate housing providers, nursing facilities, rehabilitation and skilled nursing providers, and other organizations and individuals who provide housing, health care and supportive services to more than 10,000 Maine residents. The mission of the Maine Health Care Association is to promote and advance the delivery of high quality health care, housing and supportive services to meet the needs of Maine’s older and disabled populations.