Membership: Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation

AHA’s Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Section members are institutional members of the AHA from both general hospitals and freestanding specialty hospitals that provide any of the following services to chronically ill, elderly, or disabled persons:

  • Long-term acute care hospitals caring for chronically critically ill or post-ICU patients who require extended hospital care
  • Rehabilitation hospitals that provide comprehensive physical medicine, as well as rehabilitation programs and services that optimize patient health, function and quality of life in a coordinated and integrated manner
  • Hospitals with hospital-based skilled nursing units that offer restorative, medical, or rehabilitative care to post-acute patients
  • Hospitals offering a spectrum of non-institutional services, such as home health care, geriatric assessments, geriatric primary care, and specialty care
  • Institutions that are hospital-affiliated and/or sponsor aging, long-term care, and/or rehabilitative programs and services

For additional information, contact the Section for Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation at 312-422-3302.

Engaging Post-acute Care Leaders

AHA fosters dialogue among long-term care and post-acute care leaders and offers many opportunities to take an active role in shaping AHA policies and setting direction for the association and the field. They may have a formal role in association governance and/or policy formation by serving on AHA’s Board of Trustees, the Post-acute Care Steering Committee, Regional Policy Boards, or Councils and Committees. In addition, long-term and post-acute care health leaders can participate on:

  • AHA Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation Council advises AHA on policy and advocacy issues of importance to post-acute care and the field as a whole.
  • Post-acute Care Steering Committee, composed of executives representing free-standing post-acute care and integrated health system members, which provides strategic guidance on legislative and policy issues related to the continuum of care, with a focus on post-acute care.
  • Advocacy Alliances including the Advocacy Alliance for Coordinated Care.
  • Leadership Briefings for small groups of executives to discuss long term and post-acute care approaches, pilots, demonstrations and initiatives. In addition, CEOs are individually contacted to share their views several times a year.

To learn more about governance involvement, contact the section at 312-422-3302.

For additional information about the Section, contact us at 312-422-3302.