AL Cost Calculator

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The AL Cost Calculator is a web-based, enhanced resident assessment tool that allows assisted living providers to assess how costs are allocated across residents. Harness this information to make targeted staffing decisions across your entire organization with this exclusive tool for member providers offered by NCAL and powered by PrimeCare Technologies​.​


 Features

  • ​Resident assessment tool with 25 different health and services categories
  • Automatically calculates monthly costs for direct care (licensed and unlicensed) per resident with completed assessment form
  • Ability to factor in anticipated company costs (e.g., licensed and unlicensed wages, taxes and benefits)
  • Allocates total monthly care costs per community
  • Multi-facility companies can compare costs per community over time
  • Attractive, customizable graphs of cost data across the organization
  • Download, print or export graphs and data in multiple formats
  • Easily update resident assessments or care costs at any time

 Benefits

  • ​Your staff may already fill out resident assessment forms, but the AL Cost Calculator puts dollars behind that information.
  • Better understand where your resources are going across your organization, over time.
  • Drill down costs per resident, or compare costs organization-wide, per community.
  • Compare between licensed and unlicensed staff as well as the type of care task.
  • With acuity rising in assisted living, better monitor the evolving needs of your residents.
  • Have data to col​laborate with managed care organizations and accountable care organizations.
  • If you’re a Medicaid provider, help educate state Medicaid programs about assisted living costs.
  • It’s an exclusive benefit as part of your NCAL membership. There’s no additional cost!

 Sign Up

Please familiarize yourself with our regi​stration process below​ before signing up.

 Log In

Alrea​dy a current user? Launch the AL Cost Calculator now.​

​Registration Process​

NCAL mem​bers must register to access the AL Cost Calculator.
​There is no additional cost - it's included with your membership!​

Before signing up for the AL Cost Calculator, please make sure you understand the registration process below. Creating an account will take approximately 5-7 business days, depe​​​nding on the response time of the requested user.

  1. Complete the online registration form and click to submit. You must complete the required fields, including confirming you understand the Terms and Conditions.
  2. NCAL will confirm your assisted living community's membership status. Only member providers are able to access to the AL Cost Calculator (at no additional cost).
  3. Once your membership is confirmed, NCAL will email you the HIPAA Business Associate Agreement. Print, sign, scan and email the completed HIPAA Business Associate Agreement back to NCAL (alcostcalculator@ncal.org). An electronic signature is not permitted for this agreement.
  4. Once NCAL verifies your Business Associate Agreement, we will forward your information to Prime Care Technologies, the developers of the AL Cost Calculator to create your account. 
  5. Prime Care will contact you if any additional information is needed to create your account. Otherwise, Prime Care will send your login credentials.
  6. Once you've received your login credentials, you can begin accessing the AL Cost Calculator! Start inputting basic resident information and their resident assessments to begin calculating costs.​

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​The AL Cost Calculator is intended to be used by NCAL members solely for the purpose of compiling their own cost/revenue data for use in helping to operate their business and their own discussions with state officials and health plans/payors. NCAL will not and cannot utilize the AL Cost Calculator to analyze or compile data regarding the costs/revenues of any assisted living communities. NCAL members should not share their own AL Cost Calculator information with other NCAL members or competitors, as doing so may result in violations of state and Federal antitrust laws (among other laws).