Principles & Accomplishments

Stronger by the Member

CALA was created by and for those interested in promoting and strengthening Assisted Living in the state of California. In partnership with other advocacy groups, policymakers, and community leaders, CALA and its members have accomplished much to enhance the care and service that Assisted Living provides to California’s seniors.

In recognition of these efforts, ALFA awarded CALA the State Affiliate Award for Excellence in 2009 and the Horace D’Angelo Award in 2010 for our work on bedridden legislation.

Where We Started

CALA was formed in 1995 as the California Assisted Living Facility Association (CALFA). In the past 20 years, CALA and its members have sustained a successful history of educating a knowledgeable and diverse workforce, advocating for positive Assisted Living legislation, and providing leadership in the delivery of high-quality care.

What We Stand For

Looking to the future, CALA anticipates many changes in the delivery of long-term services and supports. We endeavor to educate policymakers, stakeholders, and the public-at-large about the quality of life enjoyed by residents, and we will continue to advocate for laws and regulations which will support our members’ provision of high-quality care.