Independent Capacity System is committed to delivering high quality services to our persons served. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice. We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation.
What is CARF accreditation?
When considering a service provider for individuals with intellectual disabilities, how do you evaluate the different available options? Where do you look to determine which providers may offer the highest quality services? The answer is CARF International.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services.
Accreditation is official recognition that our organization is guided by CARF’s internationally recognized service standards and best practices. CARF accreditation consists of ongoing consultation and in-depth on-site reviews to help our organization achieve the highest quality of care for our customers. Accreditation demonstrates that our organization has opened its service delivery and business processes to outside scrutiny to improve the quality of our programs. Accreditation is a public statement that our organization strives to ensure that our services are of the highest possible quality.
ICS was awarded CARF accreditation for a period of three years. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards.
What does accreditation mean to persons served?
Accreditation demonstrates to customers that our organization is committed to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences, and providing the best possible quality of care. Accreditation demonstrates that our organization values the input of our clients and is accountable to the community. Accreditation demonstrates that our organization has made a specific commitment to put the needs of our residents at the center of everything we do. Accreditation indicates that our organization respects the rights and individuality of our patients.
Persons served play an active and vital role in the CARF accreditation process, from helping to develop the international performance standards to giving input on the quality of services they receive. Through accreditation, providers demonstrate their belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes, and are empowered to exercise informed choice. ICS is pleased to join CARF in this mission.
For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit www.carf.org