Salus Is Nationally Accredited by The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission is the nation’s leading health care accreditation body. The mission of The Joint Commission is to promote improvements in health care organizations by encouraging a higher level of patient safety and continuity of care. This is done through a broad offering of accreditation and certification programs. Over 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States have earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, including leading hospitals such as The Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, The Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, The Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills, The Scripps Memorial Hospital in San Diego, The LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora.

Accreditation For Non-Medical Home Care Agencies

Salus Homecare is one of the few home care providers in the country to have earned accreditation for both medical and non-medical personal care. For many of our clients, this is a deciding factor in choosing to use our in home senior care services.

A Comprehensive and Continuous Accreditation Process

The Joint Commission accreditation process for personal home care agencies is a rigorous, in-depth, process that requires a major dedication of time and resources by the applying agencies. The home care providers are charged with examining every aspect their care giving operations. Achieving accreditation is just the beginning, as The Joint Commission conducts a reassessment every 3 years. The Gold Seal is not a one-time achievement for Salus; it is a commitment by Salus Homecare to continuous improvement for years to come. This benefits Salus clients and their families and the home care industry in general.

For more information, visit The Joint Commission

Home Care Association of America

The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA), formerly known as the National Private Duty Association (NPDA), is nation’s first professional association of private duty home care agencies and non-medical home care providers. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, the HCAOA has a membership of over 1,300 organizations throughout the United States. Members of the HCAOA are dedicated to upholding a high standard of quality for the home care industry.

The HCAOA offers an extensive resource library for its members and the general public looking for information on private duty and personal home care. Many of these resources are the joint efforts of the leading member organizations that are sharing their senior home care business expertise in the spirit of continuous improvement. Subjects include best practices for business operations, insights into dementia care, human resources for home care agencies and promoting a safe work environment for caregivers and their clients.

As a leading voice for the home care industry, the Home Care Association of America is dedicated to representing its members and the their clients in state legislatures, governmental agencies and in Washington D.C. The HCAOA advances the cause for patients, their families and the thousands of people who are dedicated to serving them through home care agencies.

For more information about the Home Care Association of America, visit http://homecareaoa.org/

Salus is a member of the Home Care Association of Colorado

The HCAC is a professional trade association comprised of home health agencies, home care agencies and related businesses that are involved in the home care industry in the state of Colorado. The HCAC takes a leading role in Colorado by providing education on home care issues and advocacy for safer and more effective industry practices. Salus Homecare is a contributing member of the HCAC.

On Line Education

The HCAC takes an innovative approach to home health education by providing online videos for home care professionals. One of the featured videos provides a detailed course to aid RNs for transition into the home health field. This 4 part course is shown online and includes an introduction and history of home health, how to plan a home visit, making a home visit and clinical application. Courses such as these are designed to attract qualified nursing professionals who can greatly enhance the continuity of care provided by the home health industry in Colorado.

Another online education course teaches the core management business principles of successfully operating a home care business. The Home Care Management Certificate Program offers 21 hours of education and meets the State of Colorado standards of education requirements.

Advocacy For Health Care Issues in Colorado

The HCAC takes an active role in governmental issues that affect the quality of home care in Colorado. A current activity is a campaign to oppose Medicare home health copays and payment cuts in Colorado. By keeping a proactive presence in government discussions and legislative activities, the HCAC protects the access to home health care by seniors who choose to age at home.

More information here.

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