Chicago-Area Life Plan Communities All Earn “Seal of Excellence”
Evanston, Ill. – September 22, 2016 – Today, Presbyterian Homes, the senior living organization with Life Plan communities in the Chicago suburbs of Evanston, Lake Forest, and Arlington Heights, announced that it has again earned the exclusive CARF accreditation, which it has received consistently since 1990. Presbyterian Homes is only one of seven senior living organizations in the Chicagoland area, and its communities are just three of 2000 nationwide, to earn the CARF seal of excellence.
CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international independent, nonprofit accreditor that was established 50 years ago, offers a rigorous accreditation process to a variety of retirement living and other health and human services providers worldwide, rendering the CARF seal an objective, impartial sign of the highest quality.
The CARF accreditation process, which is an elective and time- and labor-intensive undertaking, requires a service provider to commit to quality improvement, focus on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitor the results of services. If the provider sufficiently demonstrates that it conforms to a series of rigorous and internationally recognized CARF standards, it earns CARF accreditation.
“The CARF accreditation gives us a competitive distinction externally, and a framework for driving continuous quality improvement internally,” said Chief Operating Officer Nadim Abi-Antoun, Presbyterian Homes. “Most importantly, it is a vital quality distinction for consumers, who have limited ways of comparing senior living organizations. We are honored to be recognized as an industry leader by CARF.”
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