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 Utah Association for Home Care

The Utah Association For Home Care (UAHC) is professional organization comprised of home health care agencies that are certified and licensed by the State of Utah to provide and administer Medicare home health medical treatments, therapies and nursing. The UAHC also has a separate division for personal care agencies that provide only non-medical personal home care services. Salus Homecare, as a provider of both skilled nursing and personal care, is an active member of this organization.

The UAHC is dedicated to the advancement of issues that pertain to individuals who are aging or recovering at home and are in need of health care and personal care services. The UAHC provides information directly to the community regarding a variety of home health and home care issues. These include the following:

  • A fall prevention tool, that identifies who is at risk, and how individuals can decrease the chances of falling by addressing dangerous home situations.
  • A family caregiver planner for care at home, which helps individuals to understand, organize and coordinate the services that can be included as part of a plan of care.
  • A brochure on food safety for seniors, which provides advice on how to prevent contamination by harmful bacteria in food and how to recognize food borne illnesses.

For the professional, the UAHC provides representation and updates on legislation that has an impact on home health, home care providers, patients and families they serve.

The UAHC publishes an ethics statement to serve as a guide to member organizations. This guide serves as a basis of best practices in the home care industry in Utah.

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