The Centers is proud to have achieved a three year accreditation by CARF International, which is the maximum consecutive accreditation attainable. For more than 40 years, the CARF seal has been the hallmark of quality in human services. CARF’s reputation for advancing excellence in the industry is founded largely on its unique peer review accreditation model, inclusive of its consultative survey, conformance focus, and evolving, field-driven standards.
The Centers underwent an extensive on-site survey conducted by three CARF expert surveyors. Upon completion, the surveyors shared that of facilities they have reviewed internationally The Centers is one of the best, exhibiting an atmosphere of respect for the dignity and rights of the persons served.
In addition to review of facilities, client charts, and therapeutic services, randomly selected interviews were conducted with clients and their families. The final report indicated they expressed high levels of satisfaction with the services provided and the respect shown to them by program personnel. Many expressed great appreciation for the care provided by the organization and reported very positive outcomes as a result of the services received. Overall, the surveyors reported that The Centers functions soundly as stewards of resources to address the needs of the persons served.
“The Centers’ staff are very excited to see our accreditation move toward the person-centered model that CARF promotes. We strive to place our clients’ needs and desires at the highest priority for their care in our services. This three-year accreditation by CARF greatly supports our efforts in that direction.” – Yvonne Hess, VP of Clinical Services