CLIENT & GAURDIAN
Community Integration Support Services currently holds a three year accreditation from CARF International in the Community Integration and Supported Living programs.
What is CARF?
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services. CARF assists providers in improving the quality of their services by applying sets of quality standards during a consultative on-site survey.
What are the benefits of being CARF accredited?
The benefits of conformance to the CARF standards can be realized by both the organization and its persons served. This benefits include:
Assurance to persons seeking services that a provider has demonstrated conformance to internationally accepted standards.
Improved communication with persons served.
Person-focused standards that emphasize an integrated and individualized approach to services and outcomes.
Accountability to funding sources, referral agencies, and the community.
Management techniques that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.
Evidence to federal, state, provincial, and local governments of commitment to quality of programs and services that receive government funding.
Guidance for responsible management and professional growth of personnel.
Support from CARF through consultation, publications, conferences, training opportunities, and newsletters.
For the consumer, choosing a CARF-accredited program or service can provide confidence that an organization is consumer focused and has met international standards for service delivery.
For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the survey process, visit www.carf.org