Sleepy Hollow, New York, April 4, 2019 — Kendal on Hudson has been awarded two new five-year accreditations by CARF—the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Health and human services providers must demonstrate excellence in the quality of their programs and services and display continuous improvement in them to be accredited by CARF. This Kendal on Hudson’s third consecutive accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).
In addition, the Hudson Valley Life Plan community has been accredited as a “Person-Centered Long-Term Care Community.” Person-centered long-term care communities are residential programs that provide nursing and other services 24/7. Programs may offer long-term services, short-term services, or both to address a variety of needs.
Person-centered long-term care communities foster a holistic culture that focuses on:
- The autonomy, dignity and individual choices of residents.
- The relationships among residents, families, support systems and personnel.
- Understanding what services residents want, how the services should be delivered and how those served can be engaged in the community.
- Residents making decisions about the rhythm of their day, the services provided to them and the issues that are important to them.
- Cultural competence, flexibility, and the safety and security of the community.
“This accreditation demonstrates a strong commitment to excellence by working in community with our residents and our dedicated staff,” said Jim Antonucci Jr., Kendal on Hudson’s Executive Director and CEO. “It is truly the residents and staff working together through their commitment to each other by embracing our Kendal Values that make Kendal on Hudson a special community.”
An organization receiving a five-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CCRC accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.
“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance with standards,” CARF President and CEO Brian Boon noted in his letter informing Antonucci of the accreditations.
Kendal on Hudson is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 1010 Kendal Way, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591. It has been providing services in the Westchester County since 2005.
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 and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.