BAYADA Habilitation, a BAYADA Home Health Care specialty practice, was recently awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). BAYADA Habilitation helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live safely at home and participate in their communities with comfort, independence, and dignity. The CARF accreditation was awarded to habilitation offices in Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, Shelby, Wilmington, and Winston Salem in N.C. and to the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, State College, and Wilkes-Barre offices in P.A.

To earn CARF accreditation, BAYADA voluntarily submitted to an on-site, rigorous peer review process to ensure the quality of services and programs and to demonstrate client satisfaction. According to CARF, accreditation determines that an organization is committed to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences and providing the best possible quality of care to their clients.

“During the accreditation process, CARF surveyors observed our organizational practices in the office and in clients’ homes, reviewed documentation and interviewed employees, clients, and their families,” said BAYADA Regional Director Donna Heatherly. “I am proud of our staff for working so hard to ensure we earned this prestigious recognition. This honor reinforces our commitment to The BAYADA Way values of providing care to our clients with the highest professional, ethical, and safety standards.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the people served. BAYADA Habilitation earned accreditation in the community integration and respite care services categories.

The accreditation comes as BAYADA Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada is transitioning BAYADA (a private, family-owned company) into a nonprofit in early 2019. This fundamental shift in BAYADA’s business model is being made to ensure that the company’s mission, vision, beliefs, and values (The BAYADA Way®) continue to guide employee actions for the next 100 years and beyond, and that good people who are called to a higher level of serving always have a place of value at BAYADA. To learn more visit BAYADA Habilitation.

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