Accreditation for St. Joseph’s at Fleming celebrated

Accreditation for St. Joseph’s at Fleming celebrated

     by CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT Examiner Visual Journalist

 

A celebrity barbecue was held Thursday at St. Joseph’s at Fleming on Brealey Dr. in the city’s southwest end to celebrate the long-term-care home’s team receiving the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities three-year award for Person-Centred Long-Term Care Community.

The accreditation is valid to May 2021.

The event included opening remarks and a cake cutting ceremony. About 600 staff, residents, volunteers and families attended the celebration.

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services in the following areas:

•Aging Services

•Behavioral Health

•Child and Youth Services

•Employment and Community Services

•One-Stop Career Centers

•Vision Rehabilitation Services

•Medical Rehabilitation

•DMEPOS (Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies)

•Opioid Treatment Program

The CARF International group of companies currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 25,000 locations. More than 10 million persons of all ages are served annually by 7,000 CARF-accredited service providers.

CARF accreditation extends to countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.