Accountable for High Standards of Client Care
We're proud to announce Right at Home Durham has received approval of accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of Private Duty Aide Services and Private Duty Companion/Homemaker effective on March 28, 2018.
Achieving accreditation for the agency is a process where healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards set forth by the accreditation body. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.
It further validates home care providers like Right at Home of Durham & Chapel Hill and ensures we maintain the highest standard & quality of care. We welcome this level of accountability put forth by achieving this important milestone.I am so proud of the team and the work they put into reaching this initial accreditation benchmark." - Ken Helmuth, Owner Right at Home Durham
What Does Accreditation Mean for Our Home Care Clients?
What does all this mean for the clients and communities Right at Home serves? It should be noted that the majority of licensed home care providers are not accredited nor do they subject themselves to this level of scrutiny. Home Care accreditation is not required by the NC Department of Health & Human Services.
During our initial on-site accreditation survey, ACHC did a complete and thorough review of our administrative operations, provisions of care, quality improvement and risk management/safety policies and procedures. Following the initial survey, the Right at Home of Durham & Chapel agency was found to be deficiency free with no corrections necessary.
How the Process Has Influenced Our Agency
Right at Home of Durham & Chapel Hill agency has unquestionably benefited as a home care agency from the accreditation process and will translate to a higher level of care for the clients, communities and families served. The accreditation will support the continuity of care which is especially important when clients transition from rehabilitation/hospital to home.
Background on the ACHC
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. For more information about the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, please visit www.achc.org.