Bassett Healthcare Network partner At Home Care Awarded Home Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission

December 27, 2017

Laurie Hext (patient), Jeremy Pain (AHC) 2-14.jpgAt Home Care Inc. (AHC), a part of Bassett Healthcare Network, announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards, and, as such, is the only Joint Commission-accredited home health agency in the region. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care to the patients they serve.

At Home Care, which has been providing comprehensive, compassionate high-quality home health care to patients, their families and their caregivers for three decades in five counties, recently underwent a rigorous onsite survey. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided At Home Care with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program’s performance.

“At Home Care is completely honored to have achieved Joint Commission accreditation in November,” says Laurie Neander, RN, MS, president, At Home Care, Inc. “The Joint Commission is recognized in health care as the ‘gold standard’ or a commitment to meeting the highest level of quality and safety patient standards that is attainable and gives credit to our commitment to achieve accreditation consistent with the standard established across the Bassett Healthcare Network. At Home Care elected The Joint Commission survey to demonstrate compliance with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines, as well as the stringent criteria established by the accrediting body. At Home Care is proud of this achievement.”

"When individuals engage a home care provider, they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care,” said Margherita Labson, RN, MS, executive director, Home Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high-quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission serves as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”

The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high-quality care and services. More than 6,000 home care programs currently maintain accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, from The Joint Commission.

 

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.

 

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