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1 Continuing Care Retirement Communities & CARF-CCAC Accreditation

2 Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
International accreditation and standard setting organization 1966 – 42 years old Private, non-profit, independent organization Customer Service Units Aging Services Behavioral Health Child and Youth Services Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Employment and Community Services Medical Rehabilitation Field driven standards developed with input from consumers, providers, payers, Moral owners are persons served in accredited organizations

3 CARF Accredits over 5,000 service providers, at over 18,000 sites in U.S., Canada, Europe, South America 6 million people served annually by accredited programs Peer Review Process Accreditation process emphasizes person served performance improvement business aspects of human service delivery good management process Aging Services accredits the following settings: Assisted Living Adult Day Services Aging Services Networks CCRCs (through CARF-CCAC program on next slide) Person-Centered Long Term Care Community Nursing Homes Dementia Care Stroke Specialty Care

4 Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC)
Merged with CARF through an acquisition on February 1, 2003 Located in Washington, DC In existence 23 years CARF-CCAC is only accreditation system designed specifically for CCRCs

5 Mission and Accountability
Mission of CARF and CARF-CCAC: Promote quality Promote value Promote optimal outcomes of services Through a consultative accreditation process That centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. Accountable to CARF Board of Directors

6 What is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?
Provides coordinated care and services Contractual and/or rental agreements Residential living, assisted living, and health services Ongoing financial and strategic planning Ensures continuum of services over life of contract Delivery of care and services: Screenings Monitoring of health needs Transition planning Seamless transition between levels of care Care that is centered on: The person Quality of life Wellness Individual choice

7 The Variety of Service Options Out There for Consumers
Continuing Care Retirement Community Assisted Living Adult Day Services Nursing Home Retirement Community, Active Adult Community, Retirement Residence Senior Housing Home Care Home Health Care It can be very confusing! Ask questions…Contact CARF-CCAC for guidance…..

8 Why Consider a CCRC? Campus Continuum Culture and Community Activities
Downsize into accessible home with privacy Continuum Access to multiple levels of care Culture and Community Activities Safety and Security

9 Potential Concerns about CCRCs
Leadership and management changes Development projects Staff responsiveness Level of input into governance decisions from residents Resident culture Link to external community

10 What Should You Always Ask…
Is this CCRC CARF-CCAC Accredited?

11 Free Consumer Guide
Entrance Fee Structure Monthly Fees Contract Types Financial Culture of the CCRC Financial Performance Indicators CARF-CCAC Financial Standards Financial Aspects to Consider Questions to Ask

12 Some Questions….. Ownership – stand-alone or corporate structure?
Current fees and history of increases? What do fees include? Refunds? What if I have financial difficulty? What financial information can I see? Insurance and investments? Plans for major projects? Information sharing with residents? There are many more questions about many aspects beyond finance that you should ask

13 Why is accreditation important?
Communication system Management tool for better decision-making Quality strategy Supports development and use of outcome measures Housecleaner Establishes baseline of quality Refocuses business on residents Re-establishes relationships with all stakeholders Risk management tool Financial benchmarking with other accredited CCRCs

14 Meaning of Accreditation
Accreditation is not a guarantee or a sign of perfection Accreditation is the following….. A public way to show that CCRC has chosen, usually voluntarily, to implement a rigorous set of standards above regulations CCRC has had independent, third-party accreditor verify conformance to standards through on-site review and annual reporting Standards include all parts of CCRC and focus on enhancing lives of residents

15 Quality is everyone's responsibility.
W. Edwards Deming

16 How CARF-CCAC Standards are Developed
Market research International Standards Advisory Committee Field review Staff review Board approval

17 ASPIRE to Excellence™ System for organizing standards into logical, action-oriented framework Emphasizes continuous improvement Integrates all organizational functions Reaffirms importance of input of stakeholders Helps ensure that organization’s purpose, planning, and activity result in positive outcomes

18 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Leadership Governance Mission and Vision
Roles and Responsibilities Business Structure Corporate Responsibility Ethical practices Awareness of and engagement in the community Governance Accountability to stakeholders Delineation of roles/functions (Board vs. Management)

19 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Strategic Integrated Planning
Develop plans to accomplish mission and meet expectations of stakeholders Identify internal strengths and weaknesses Identify external opportunities and threats Capitalize on strengths and opportunities Minimize weaknesses and threats

20 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Input is obtained and analyzed
Solicit, collect, analyze and use input to create and deliver services that meet or exceed the expectations of persons served and other stakeholders

21 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Legal and Regulatory Requirements
Plans and actions to meet requirements at all levels Financial Planning and Management Supports mission and objectives Follows generally accepted accounting principles Demonstrates stewardship Risk Management Plans and actions necessary to manage risk and mitigate loss

22 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Health and Safety Human Resources
Plans and actions necessary to minimize risk of harm to all stakeholders Human Resources Demonstrate value of human resources Involve and engage personnel in the success of the organization Ensure qualified staff Provide adequate training to ensure quality of services

23 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Technology Rights of Persons Served
Incorporate technology to support information management and performance improvement activities Plans and actions to maintain system integrity Rights of Persons Served Protect and promote Communicate rights with persons served Plans and actions to provide methods for problem resolution Accessibility Promote accessibility and remove barriers Includes both physical and attitudinal

24 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Information management and measurement
Establish accurate and consistent data collection mechanism Determine performance targets Measure and analyze results against targets

25 ASPIRE to Excellence™ Performance Improvement
Utilize information gathered to improve clinical and business services Develop quality improvement plan

26 The Process Use standards for at least 6 months - self assessment
3 day on-site survey Surveyors - Administrative, Program, Finance Orientation conference Tour Interviews - staff, residents, board, others Observation of processes Review of policies, plans, other documents Exit Conference

27 Consumer Interaction…
Toll free number ( CARF) and online interactive feedback form for consumers to voice their comments Poster at least 30 days before survey announcing survey and giving people opportunity to contact CARF-CCAC

28 Annual & Ongoing Reporting
Ongoing throughout each year Healthcare inspections Annually Financial report Annual conformance to quality report Quality improvement plan

29 Certificate of Accreditation
Best Community, Inc. Washington, D.C. has earned accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community This accreditation is valid through March 2013 The accreditation seals in place below signify that the organization has met annual conformance requirements for quality standards that enhance the lives of persons served. This accreditation certificate is granted by authority of First year annual conformance Second year annual conformance Third year annual conformance Fourth year annual conformance Fifth year annual conformance

30 The Meaning of Accreditation...
CCRC has allowed independent, third-party organization to apply a set of internationally recognized standards and verify conformance to standards through on-site survey. CCRC has voluntarily gone above regulations to be publicly accountable for quality. CCRC is committed to continuous improvement. CCRC has a focus on person served. CCRC strives for good business strategies.

31 Susanne Matthiesen, Managing Director
ext. 5006 You may search our web site for accredited CCRCs You may obtain a free consumer information packet including a national list of accredited CCRCs

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