SOURCE: Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach

Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach

February 09, 2015 07:04 ET

Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach Awarded Home Care Accreditation From the Joint Commission

BOCA RATON, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Quality Check for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Quality Check is a symbol of approval that reflects an organization's commitment to quality by providing safe and effective care. 

Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach underwent a rigorous on-site survey during which, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program's performance.

Established in 1988, The Joint Commission's Home Care Accreditation program supports the efforts of its accredited organizations to help deliver safe, high quality home care services. More than 6,000 home care programs currently maintain accreditation, awarded for a three-year period, by The Joint Commission.

"When individuals engage a home care provider they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care," said Margherita Labson, RN, M.S., executive director, Home Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. "As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that in-home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the quality check serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care."

"Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," added Ricardo Perez, President with Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach. "Staff from across our organization continue to work together to strengthen the continuum of care and to deliver and maintain optimal home care services for those in our Boca Raton and Delray Beach communities in FL."

The Joint Commission's home care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, home care providers and researchers, as well as industry experts, purchasers and consumers. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

ABOUT THE JOINT COMMISSION 
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including hospitals and health care organizations that provide ambulatory and office-based surgery, behavioral health, home care, and laboratory and nursing home services.

ABOUT ASSISTING HANDS OF BOCA RATON AND DELRAY 
Assisting Hands of Boca Raton and Delray Beach is a private pay, Non Medicare/Medicaid, In Home Health Agency that provides non-medical, personal care and skilled services, including nursing, occupational and speech therapy. Learn more at http://www.assistinghands.com/bocadelray/about-us/ or call (561) 463-4488.

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