What is CARF Accreditation?

Amicus 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 for ALL Amicus programs and services. We received our first CARF accreditation in 1990 and since that time every program has undergone a rigorous "re-survey" by CARF triennially and without exception has continued to receive full accreditation.

What is CARF Accreditation?

When considering a service provider for Community Integration, Services Coordination, or Supported Living, 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.

Programs and services that are CARF accredited have passed in-depth on-site reviews and have demonstrated substantial conformance to internationally recognized standards for quality. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus.

Amicus CARF accreditation is our public commitment that we strive to:
§ involve persons served and their families in their service planning;
§ respect individual cultural preferences;
§ be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large;
§ address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness; and,
§ maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction.

Person-Centered Services

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. Amicus is pleased to join CARF in this mission.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit www.carf.org.