Accreditation

Bethlen Communities is committed to planning and developing programs that meet regulatory requirements, while also pursuing conformance to higher standards of clinical and business practices that are recognized by organizations such as CARF.

Bethlen Communities is accredited through CARF International (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).

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.

The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.

Founded in 1966, CARF is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers and networks.  Accreditation services are provided throughout the CARF family of organizations, which includes CARF International, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC.

CARF’s mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served.

Accreditation is a seal of approval announcing to persons served and their families that you provide services focused on their unique needs. It is a sign of assurance to third-party payors and governmental regulators that you have met internationally recognized standards. Moreover, it is a tool for quality improvement within your organization.

CARF believes in the following core values:

  • All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • All people should have access to needed services that achieve optimal outcomes.
  • All people should be empowered to exercise informed choice.

For more information, contact Matt Soohey at 724-238-3517.