Aware Recovery Care of Massachusetts has just earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation and Behavioral Health Care by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.[i] The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. According to the Commission, “earning accreditation from The Joint Commission signifies many things, with none larger than a devotion to patient safety.”
Aware Recovery Care underwent a rigorous onsite survey to qualify for accreditation. During the survey, compliance with home care and behavioral health care standards reflecting key organization areas were evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided Aware Recovery Care with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care behavioral health care program’s performance.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high-quality care and services.
The Joint Commission developed home care and behavioral health standards in consultation with health care experts, home care providers, researchers, and industry experts, purchasers, and consumers. The standards are intended to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org