American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW) recently announced that CARF-CCAC – the industry accreditation governing body – has awarded all ten of ABHOW’s communities with five-year accreditation in recognition of its ongoing high-level performance in continuing care retirement communities. The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. In January 2003, CCAC was acquired by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that touches more than 7 million individuals served in a wide range of human service organizations. CARF awarded accreditation to ABHOW’s innovative dementia care program, The Grove, which has been implemented at four communities and ABHOW is the first multi-site organization in the nation to receive accreditation for dementia care.
“In today’s world where choice and information can seem overwhelming, people need trusted third-party evaluation to help them validate decisions,” said David B. Ferguson, President and CEO of ABHOW. “They need this when purchasing a car, deciding on a hotel or even choosing a movie. So it’s obviously particularly important when it comes to a decision that has so many personal and family implications. Our residents and their families gain great peace of mind that CARF-CCAC, the gold standard in continuing care retirement communities accreditation, has awarded this accreditation to our communities.”
“The care and well-being of seniors is one of the most fundamentally important responsibilities of society,” said Dr. Brian Boon, President and CEO, CARF International. “The communities in American Baptist Homes of the West that have demonstrated the highest level of achievement in this rigorous process are commended for their quality programs and services.”
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