DCAP was established in 1975 and incorporated as a professional organization in 1990. It has come to be recognized by the eldercare community healthcare providers and regulatory agencies, as an organization that promotes and advocates the highest possible quality of life for the population, (primarily elderly) it serves. DCAP is known as an outstanding source of information, resources and educational opportunities.
Membership currently represents nursing homes, adult day services, assisted living, rehabilitation centers, independent living, and senior centers.
DCAP promotes and encourages membership in National Association of Activity Professionals, (NAAP) and certification through the National Certification Council of Activity Professionals, (NCCAP). We are proud that two DCAP members are past members of NCCAP Board of Directors.