CARF’s Consultative Approach to Continuing Care Accreditation

accAccreditation provides a path to enhancing the quality of services in BC’s continuing care sector. By conducting a comprehensive self-evaluation, the accreditation process provides an organization with the opportunity to make improvements to business practices, care processes and service provision with the ultimate goal of enhancing the lives of the people they serve, staff and the community at large.

CARF, a well-established accreditor of health and human services, believes the accreditation process should be consultative and  organizations should be supported in their pursuit of continuous improvement.

CARF’s standards are field driven.  Working with consumers, providers and funders, international consensus standards have been created and maintained to promote quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.  Our aging services standards, including those tailored to residential care, assisted living, supportive housing, home support and adult day services settings, have been found to be highly relevant to this sector across Canada.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with an understanding of their organization’s readiness to pursue accreditation, and will provide an overview of:

  • CARF as an aging services accreditation option in BC
  • CARF’s mission, vision, values and the concept of  ‘moral ownership’
  • the field-driven standards for aging services
  • resources and supports available
  • the consultative accreditation process
  • the value and outcomes of CARF accreditation
  • the fees and time investment associated with CARF accreditation

If you’ve ever wondered whether accreditation could benefit your organization, or if you would be interested in learning more about a consultative, non-prescriptive accreditation option, this workshop is for you!


Workshop Leader

Jill Allison is an Accreditation Advisor based in Ontario who focuses on CARF’s Aging Services and Medical Rehabilitation accreditation programs across Canada.  Jill has an undergraduate degree in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Windsor.  She has worked in Ontario and British Columbia, and has more than two decades of experience in the health sector including primary care, health promotion, home & community care, and long-term care.  As well,  Jill has worked as a university instructor, primarily teaching business topics.


Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Time: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: SFU Harbour Centre – The Alan and Margaret Eyre Board room #2050 – 515 West Hastings St.
Price: This workshop is FREE for members ($250 value)


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