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Facility Membership Benefits

Facility Membership Application

Legislative & Regulatory Representation

 MALA provides comprehensive legislative and regulatory representation before the Missouri Legislature and the state agencies that regulate the AL/RC industry. Governmental Consultant Jorgen Schlemeier, Gamble & Schlemeier, has strongly and effectively represented MALA and its members for over a number of years.

MALA is routinely involved with a variety of state regulatory agencies on your behalf, including the Department of Health & Senior Services and the Department of Mental Health. MALA is very involved with the Departments when regulation revisions are considered.

Industry News & Updates

MALA members receive legislative and industry updates on a regular basis through special email bulletins and electronic newsletter. The cost of these updates is included in your membership.

MALA also hosts regional Town Hall Meetings. Providers are invited to learn the latest legislative and regulatory information, program changes and interact with other providers. There is no fee for MALA members to participate.

Professional Development

MALA is committed to providing high quality educational and professional development to our members. MALA provides its members with varied opportunities to be educated on important topics by some of the foremost experts in the industry. The educational needs of our members largely determine the training agendas for seminars and conferences.

  • Spring and Fall Conference: MALA hosts two conferences each year. In addition to quality educational sessions and speakers, our exhibit hall introduces attendees to the latest products and services available to the industry. Members receive a reduced registration rate.
  • Continuing educational seminars/workshops: MALA offers varied and ever-changing topics that benefit industry professionals.

Staff Certification

  • Level One Medication Aide and Insulin Administration Certification: MALA is an approved training agency for these certifications. As a member, you receive discounted rates on certification processing.
  • Train-the-Trainer: MALA conducts a bimonthly workshop to certify your nurse as an instructor of LIMA and Insulin.
  • ALF Resident Assessment Training: MALA offers this required, 24 hour training. As a member, you receive a discounted rate.

MALA Committees

MALA committees and task forces serve as forums for interested members to fulfill and enhance the mission of the association. Your participation is welcomed on committees such as Education, Finance, Legislative, and Membership. The only requirement to serve on a committee is an active MALA membership status. Service on a committee is a great way to become involved in the promotion of MALA and the AL/RC industry. If you are interested, please contact the MALA office for further information.

Access Members Only Resources

MALA members are listed on our website at no charge, along with a link to your facility’s webpage. As a member, you have access to the “Member’s Only” section of our website which contains the latest legislative information, resource library, member facility listing, Associate members’ service/product directory, and other exclusive member offers and opportunities. You also receive special pricing and offers on all website advertising opportunities.

MALA’s Official E-Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter features timely articles, industry and legislative updates, and information on industry products and services. This newsletter also has a section which announces new Associate Members and details their products or services, as well as any special announcements.

National Affiliation

MALA is a state affiliate of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). ALFA is the largest national association representing assisted living. Through our affiliation with ALFA we are able to provide facility members the comprehensive representation, information, and benefits needed on local, state, and national levels.

MALA Staff Support

Our staff is dedicated to serving you. Questions concerning licensing, surveys, and the laws governing AL/RC can leave you wondering who to turn to for answers. Your MALA membership allows you quick access to appropriate state staff that can assist you with any questions. If our staff does not have the answer to your question, be assured that they can provide appropriate direction.

Associate Membership Benefits

Associate Member Application

Promotional & Networking Opportunities

There are a variety of promotional opportunities and venues available through MALA, including exhibition at our spring and fall conferences, sponsorship of our events and advertisements on our website and in our newsletter.

Increased Quality Referrals

When our providers need a particular service, they turn to MALA first for our associate member listing on our website or referrals from MALA staff.

Exclusive Access to E-mail Bulletins

The latest industry information is distributed regularly through our fax and e-mail bulletins.If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call the MALA office at 573-635-8750 or via email at

Access to Decision Makers

A complete membership list is available in the “members only” section of the MALA website. This Excel document is updated monthly and contains all of the information you need to stay in contact with the decision makers in the industry.

Associate Member Discounts

MALA associate members receive a substantial discount on registration, exhibition and sponsorship at our training seminars and major events.