IFE, Inc.’s CARF survey has been scheduled for August 20, 2014 – August 22, 2014. The poster which was emailed to managers on 6/30/14 should be posted on the bulletin board in each office, group home and day program.
CARF is an acronym for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF International is a family of private, non-profit organizations (including CARF Canada, CARF-CCAC, and CARF Europe) that accredit health and human services.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF International establishes these standards to guide providers in offering their services and also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.
What is a survey?
As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF International to send a team of professionals, called surveyors, to visit its site and evaluate its services for quality. The surveyors consult with staff members and interview people who use the provider’s services. Based on the surveyors’ review, the provider may be awarded accreditation for a term of one or three years for CARF accreditation.
Thanks for all you do each and every day for the individuals we serve. By examining our practices from the perspective of outcomes and/or results on an ongoing basis, we can continually strive for improvement in efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction for all of our stakeholders.