On March 9, 10 and 11, 2015, Habilitation Assistance Corporation hosted two surveyors from CARF International. Their visit was part of an accreditation survey, which reviews our agency for conformance to more than 1,000 quality of service standards.
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in Employment and Community Services.
The CARF International group of companies currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations. More than 8 million persons of all ages are served annually by 6,800 CARF-accredited service providers.
CARF accreditation extends to countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Quality standards form the cornerstone of CARF accreditation. Conformance to quality standards is a way to identify areas for improvement and growth and help the service provider focus on improved service outcomes, satisfaction of the persons served, and quality service delivery. Each standard sets a guideline for the subject addressed.
Habilitation Assistance Corporation staff and members met with the two surveyors on Wednesday for an Exit Summary Conference, where the surveyors described their findings from their visit. We were so happy to find that there were no recommendations for improvements in their findings!
We look forward to receiving our official accreditation report and will share details here soon! Congratulations to all our wonderful staff for their ongoing efforts to provide the best services possible!