CARF–CCAC announced that Florida Presbyterian Homes has been awarded a Five-Year Term of Accreditation. This latest accreditation is the sixth consecutive CARF–CCAC accreditation that has been awarded to Florida Presbyterian Homes for accreditation as a continuing care retirement community and the second consecutive for accreditation in person centered long term care.
Florida Presbyterian Homes Porter McGrath Health Center is currently the only facility in the state of Florida accredited in person centered long term care. Only 12 CCRCs in Florida currently hold the coveted seal of accreditation.
“The criteria is rigorous and changes from term to term,” reported Maria Rivera, RN, Administrator. “We chose to become accredited in addition to meeting all legal and regulatory requirements because by working to continuously improve services, we improve the quality of life for our residents and meet their and their families’ needs and expectations.”
An organization receiving a Five-Year Term of Accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF–CCAC’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF–CCAC accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.
The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and similar organizations. In 2003, CCAC merged with CARF, a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that serves a wide range of human service organizations. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.