Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program accredits more than 5,600 organizations. The services are provided directly or through a contracted individual or organization.
The Joint Commission’s standards address the home care organization’s performance in specific areas, and specify requirements to ensure that patient care and services are provided in a safe manner.
The Joint Commission’s accreditation process concentrators on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care. To earn and maintain accreditation, a home care organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission surveyor periodically. The objective of this survey is to evaluate the organization and provide education and guidance that will help staff continue to improve the home care organization’s performance.
There are several benefits to earning an Accreditation from Joint Commission Accreditation, most importantly that it demonstrates a commitment to the highest level of patient safety and patient care and is a nationally acknowledged benchmark of quality.
For more information, go to: http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/home_care.aspx.