In December, 2007 Bethlen Communities received its first accreditation through CARF International ( Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) for Assisted Living and Person-Centered Long Term Care. In December, we will pursue our second three year accreditation. New to our pursuit will be Dementia Specialty Care and Home and Community Services (Home Health).
What does this mean?
This accreditation decision does two things:
1. Represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization.
2. Shows Bethlen Communities' substantial conformance to CARF standards.
CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization that accredits human service providers. These providers include organizations offering Aging Services Programs, such as Long Term Care, Assisted Living, and Retirement Communities.
Impressed by their established standards and history as an accrediting body, Bethlen Communities has invited them to re-evaluate how well our services meet their high standards of excellence.
Bethlen Communities not only plans and develops programs that meet regulatory requirements, but we also pursue conformance to higher standards of clinical and business practices that are recognized by organizations such as CARF.
For more information, contact Kim McKinney at 724-238-3517.