What is CARF Accreditation?
CARF stands for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. It is an international, non-profit accreditor of health and human services, covering aging services, behavioral health, medical rehabilitation, employment and community services. Certification requires a commitment to quality improvement, focusing on the unique needs of each person the provider serves, and monitoring the results of those services.
The accreditation process consists of a series of rigorous and internationally recognized standards that must be met and requires both internal audits, external audits and onsite surveys by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF.
This is a voluntary process meaning a service provider, like The Orion House, must go the extra steps necessary to earn accreditation. When you see that a Community is CARF Certified, you can be sure that it is: safe, comfortable and well maintained, and provides the highest quality of care to ensure each resident has his or her individual needs met.
CARF-accredited programs must show an ongoing commitment to improving their programs. They submit regular Quality Improvement Plans to CARF to identify how they can better their services.