Successful 2018 CARF Accreditation
Posted On: February 19, 2018
Consumers face a variety of options when deciding what services to use and who should provide them. Accreditation is a sign of high quality in a number of areas and is an important consideration during the decision making process.
St. Coletta of Wisconsin is proud to announce they have been awarded the highest CARF accreditation for its programs & services. CARF, formerly named the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities’ is a mandatory requirement in a number of states but not Wisconsin. St. Coletta voluntarily participates in this accreditation process, which consists of thousands of rigorous standards in an effort to continuously improve upon their practices.
During the three day CARF survey, an internal examination is done by multiple surveyors who comb through a number of policies, procedures and reporting systems to ensure best practices are being performed in all areas. Departments that are thoroughly looked at include: residential programming, med administration, health & wellness, safety, accessibility, human rights, technology, financial planning, human resources, leadership and risk management. The surveyors spend time interviewing different stakeholders that comprise of staff members, family members, funding sources and the Board of Directors.
After the survey concludes, CARF prepares a written report of the provider’s strengths and areas for improvement. Based on the results, if the provider has sufficiently demonstrated its conformance to the standards, it earns a one or three-year CARF accreditation. Along with each accreditation, typically come recommendations for service improvements.
St. Coletta earned their impressive three year accreditation The surveyors had a few recommendations but overall a superior finish to what represented considerable preparation. They were very impressed with our care for clients and attention to every detail.
St. Coletta of Wisconsin has a longstanding and well-earned reputation for creating and managing first-class residential and vocational programs for people with developmental disabilities and other challenges for over 114 years. For more information please visit www.stcolettawi.org or call #920-674-4330.