SCARCH wants you to know the importance of being a member of the largest Assisted Living Association in South Carolina. We think it is important for you, our member, to not only know what the benefits are but to utilize the benefits of this organization!

Our members are among the highest quality care providers in the state. New members are carefully selected and approved by application reflecting a diverse group of membership. Small, large, for-profit, not for profit, private pay, state pay, are types of communities represented by SCARCH. Our providers strive to maintain an environment that meets the needs of the residents we serve. SCARCH continues to hold its organization to a higher standard than the rest.

SCARCH has experience on its side with the representation of a tenured lobbyist who was a former member of the SC House of Representatives. Having such an individual allows for better interaction between state legislatures, state policy makers and other legislative/regulatory organizations. In addition, community owners and operators serve as advocates on behalf of the Assisted Living industry by creating grassroots campaigns, blocking bills, etc. SCARCH keeps its members up-to-date and involved in state issues affecting our industry.

Throughout the year and throughout the state, education courses are offered at discounted rates to members of SCARCH. Taking advantage of the variety of educational opportunities allows owners and operators to keep licenses current in addition to allowing them to stay on top of current trends. While several disciplines (social workers, activity directors, hospices, administrators) are approved for CEU hours.

Staying on top of the Assisted Living industry can be challenging with so many disciplines involved in our daily functioning jobs at the community level. Assisted Living communities typically communicate with external agencies on a daily basis such as Home Health, Hospice, Therapy Groups, Pharmacies, DME companies, Veteran Affairs, and the list goes on. Having good relationships with these organizations is important to SCARCH because we believe that they have as much an impact on the industry as the community itself does. Therefore, we have board positions for Hospice, Home Care and Venders. Having input from partnering organizations is important to the whole Assisted Living picture. Vendor members provide board input, education and services to SCARCH which in turn allows us to better serve you.

Creating relationships with vendor business partners, SCARCH is able to partner with those who provide discounts on products used in communities. This ranges from food items to ancillary goods. With the unstable economy every little bit counts for our members. The website section for members only provides a listing of vendor business partner discounts and contact information.

SCARCH offers to its members consultant services, reference tools and additional supplements to better manage your business. For members only these tools can be provided. In addition, SCARCH offers access to business partners in the state that provide assistance for our daily needs in the community, such as accountants, certified senior advisors, and other industry associates. Jobs can be posted and accessed for members only.

Monthly newsletters are distributed electronically to all members. This provides informative articles regarding the industry and trends. In addition, articles will be provided by members themselves allowing us to have a firsthand view of issues affecting us daily.

Professional Fellowship
Networking with colleagues during meetings and seminars provides the opportunity to discuss common problems and concerns and to learn from one another.

Association Directory & Publications
The Directory provides quick access to important information for our members, such as phone numbers of fellow members, committee composition, and great resources for products and services through SCARCH’s business partners. Publications to keep members up-to-date on state matters, as well as national highlights, member news, Association events, legislative issues and other items of interest in the field.