An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
JCAHO Mission: 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.
Why Joint Commission accreditation?
We are the only accreditor to represent the entire continuum of care. Achieving our coveted “Gold Seal of Approval” can uniquely position your company as a quality-oriented partner within care transition teams, emerging accountable care organizations and the “pay for performance” environment.
What is Accreditation?
When seeking services from a homecare company, it is important to keep in mind that not all home healthcare organizations are alike. The quality of homecare can differ significantly from one organization to another. Many states have established licensure laws for these types of companies as a protection to the consumer. These laws typically establish the minimum requirements for doing business in that state. Not all states have licensure requirements for homecare companies.
Accreditation is another form of consumer protection. It consists of a professional peer review administered by a private, non-profit organization, such as the Joint Commission Accreditation, structured to establish higher standards than what is required by the state or federal government. All Vision Homecare offices are licensed, as required, and accredited by JCAHO Accreditation Commission for Home Health Care. Homecare organizations such as Vision that have earned accreditation are more committed to maintaining the quality of services they provide.
When a friend or a loved one is in need of care, making decisions can be tough. Knowing whether or not your home healthcare provider is accredited by a leading national accreditation firm is important. Learn what additional questions are also important to ask when considering a home health provider.