CBI Home Health Gains CARF Accreditation
CBI Home Health is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF Canada) for the following services:
- Home and Community Services, Adults and Children/Adolescents – Alberta
- Home and Community Services - Ontario
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, CBI Home Health has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.
Working with an accreditor that could build on consistency in quality across CBI Health Group's many lines of businesses, while still recognizing the unique services of CBI Home Health, was essential. CBI Health Group had already established a solid relationship with CARF Canada, with more than 100 of our clinics throughout Canada having achieved CARF accreditation.
CBI's mission to improve the health and wellness of our communities aligns well with CARF's mission to enhance the lives of persons who receive services. CBI Home Health offers a comprehensive range of nursing, personal support, and therapies in a variety of settings, including home, school, and long-term care facilities, to individuals of all ages and abilities. "In choosing to pursue accreditation for our home and community services through CARF, we were confident that the CARF standards would reinforce our principles of person-centred care". CARF introduced standards for accreditation of home and community services in 2010.
CBI Health Group & CARF
CARF Accreditation ensures confidence for clients and customers being served. As a service provider, we have the advantage of clearly defined and internationally accepted standards to ensure that our services remain among the elite for excellence.
CBI CanCare and BPSO
CBI CanCare Health Services are proud to have received the Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) designation and have joined a prestigious group of health care organizations with the BPSO designation.
BPSO are health care organizations selected by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) to implement, evaluate and share lessons learned from their Best Practice Guideline (BPG) experiences and research findings. The partnership is dynamic and long term, focusing on making a positive impact on client care.
CanCare Health Services was selected in March, 2009 as a Best Practice Spotlight candidate. Following a 3 year partnership with RNAO; BPGs were selected and implemented and resulted in the presentation of the BPSO designation at the recent RNAO AGM in Toronto on April 26th. CanCare remains committed to ongoing implementation, evaluation and dissemination of BPGs to ensure the highest quality of care to clients.
The BPGs implemented were:
- Establishing therapeutic relationships
- Client centered care & professionalism
- Risk assessment and prevention of pressure ulcers
- Assessment and management of stage 1 to stage IV pressure ulcers
- Reducing foot complications for people with diabetes
- Ostomy care and management
- Care and maintenance to reduce vascular access complications
- Caregiving strategies for older adults with delirium, dementia, and depression
As part of the BPSO commitment CBI Home Health will be disseminating the BPGs across their other nursing locations. In addition CBI Home Health will be selecting appropriate interprofessional BPGs that can be adopted across all their programs including therapies and personal support work services.