LifeLinks is committed to delivering high quality services to our persons served. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practices.
CARF International’s Accreditation will extend through 2020!
LifeLinks recently underwent a CARF survey and has been issued a three year accreditation which applies to our Community Integration Program (Day Hab). A CARF accreditation is a requirement to receive Mass Health funding for our Day Hab services. What makes this report unique is that CARF identified “no recommendations” meaning that LifeLinks demonstrates 100% conformance to CARF standards. This is the second time in a row that LifeLinks received this designation, only 3% of agencies nationwide receive it, and it is unusual to get it two surveys in a row. CARF acknowledged that “this achievement is an indication of LifeLinks' dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicated an established pattern of conformance to standards.” LifeLinks takes enormous pride in achieving this high level of accreditation.
What is CARF Accreditation?
When considering a human services provider, how do you evaluate the available options? Where do you look to determine which providers may offer the highest quality services? The answer is CARF International.
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.
Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.
Person Centered Services
Persons served play an active and vital role in the CARF accreditation process, from helping to develop the international performance standards to giving input on the quality of services they receive. Through accreditation, providers demonstrate their belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes, and are empowered to exercise informed choice. LifeLinks, Inc. is pleased to join CARF in this mission. For more information about CARF international, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit www.carf.org
For more information about the LifeLinks CARF accreditation, email us or call 978-349-3084