About

The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) is the professional organization for California physicians, medical directors, nurses, pharmacists, administrators, and other professionals working in long-term care. We are positioned at the forefront of statewide efforts to advocate quality patient healthcare, provide long-term care education, and influence policy. CALTCM is the state chapter of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

History

Founded in 1975 as the California Association of Medical Directors (CAMD), CALTCM is California’s statewide chapter of the American Medical Directors Association (AMDA). In 2000, the organization changed its name to CALTCM, to recognize the importance of other disciplines in long-term care, and to better reflect the interdisciplinary team approach needed to carry out its mission: To promote quality patient care across the long-term care continuum through medical leadership and education.

Mission Statement

CALTCM promotes quality patient care across the long-term care continuum through medical leadership and education.

Vision Statement

CALTCM is the medical voice of long term care in California. We value excellent and individualized medical care, a team approach, and the integration of medical science with personalized care. CALTCM is the organization of choice for long term care physicians and other long term care professionals in California. As such, we exist to:

  • Provide quality education for long term care professionals;
  • Promote effective medical leadership;
  • Promote ethical delivery of care; and
  • Promote the rights of patients.