The Private Pay Division of Visiting Nurse & Community Care has affirmed its commitment to quality care and ethical business practices by earning re-Accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The alliance, which represents 175 home health and elder care agencies across Massachusetts, created an accreditation protocol to promote quality services, ethical business standards, and superior employment practices in an industry that lacks meaningful licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts even while it grows in popularity.
“We are proud to continue to meet these accreditation standards that convey Visiting Nurse & Community Cares’ commitment to quality”, said Kim Arouth, CEO. “Peace of mind for our clients and their families is our primary goal. By maintaining our accreditation we demonstrate that we not only talk quality, but we actually deliver on that promise.”
The Home Care Alliance launched this Accreditation Program for Private Pay agencies (agencies that are not paid by Medicare/Medicaid), in July 2010. Since that time, over 60 agencies have submitted documentation to show that they meet the standards established by the Alliance. The standards were recently revised to raise the bar to promote even higher standards for agencies seeking re-accreditation.