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Emergency Preparedness - From Natural Disasters to Pandemics

Between natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency preparedness for every assisted living facility was essential in 2020. For the most part, North Carolina avoided the worst of the hurricane season, being only directly affected by 3 of the 30 named storms. But in July, tropical storm Fay spawned 15 tornadoes, including an EF3 that killed 2 people, and injured 14 just south of the town of Windsor. Over 400,000 people lost power in the Carolinas. And Hurricane Isaias weakened to a tropical storm, re-intensified as it approached the Carolina coast line and made landfall near Ocean Isle on August 4th.

To prepare for the 2021 season, NC Senior Living Association is offering a 3-hour CEU training, Emergency Preparedness - from Natural Disasters to Pandemics, on Tuesday, August 10 from 1-4 pm at the NC Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, NC.  This CEU training is available for NCSLA members and non-members.  Click HERE to register today!  For questions, contact the Association office at (919) 787-3560.

NCSLA Online AIT Program Through

With the recent surge in demand for online learning across the state, NCSLA is excited to be at the forefront, in conjunction with UNC-Greensboro, of an affordable AIT online program available to anyone pursuing a career in the assisted living industry.  Students will have the opportunity to utilize multiple modalities of on-line forums, reading assignments, quizzes and videos.  The format allows for students to work at their own pace and space to complete the classroom requirements of the AIT certification process. 

The 100-hour preceptorship in an approved ACH or FCH facility does not change. Nor do the other DHSR AIT certification requirements of a completed background check, application, college transcript and state exam. Scheduled calls between Beth Oakley, the preceptor, and the AIT student are also still a requirement for administrator certification.

To learn more, click HERE.

Printable NCSLA/UNCG Online AIT Flyer


Established in 1961, North Carolina Senior Living Association, (formerly NCALTCF), is the oldest assisted living association in the state with a membership of adult and family care homes that are licensed assisted living facilities in NC.  The organization has been providing advocacy, education and supportive experience to the assisted living industry for over 50 years.  We are a 501(c)6 business association and the Educational Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Our members provide passionate care to the most vulnerable citizens in NC and take pride in belonging to an organization that works on their behalf to protect the assisted living industry to ensure their businesses and livelihoods are represented through one strong voice. 


NCSLA will continue its strong tradition of advocacy as our leadership works tirelessly to respond and act on legislation, regulations, and/or policies impacting our providers and residents.  As we look to the future, we remain unwavering in our efforts to affect change within this industry.  Education is a focal point and advocacy will continue to be a powerful tool, as we work to ensure our voices and perspectives are heard.  NCSLA is constantly seeking new ideas on how the association can best serve our member needs and we need your help!


With a focus on regulatory guidelines and issues, quality continuing education unit (CEU) programs are offered throughout the year at a substantially reduced cost for members. CEUs can be obtained through numerous statewide training sessions, Spring Conference & Golf Tournament and the Fall Convention & Trade Show.  Members have access to current news updates on pending legislative initiatives, trends, industry contacts and professional development opportunities through the association website, member directory and newsletters.


NCSLA has a membership of over 300 adult care home (ACH) and family care home (FCH) facilities from the mountains to the coast.  Passionate individuals and generations of families have cared for the most vulnerable of North Carolina's citizens and molded the voice of our association.  Our membership brings a tremendous amount of knowledge to the assisted living industry from the leaders of our board of directors, staff, lobbyist and legal counsel, who have more than 100 years of combined industry experience.

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