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 Reagan 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 caregiving 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.

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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.

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CAHSAH: California Association for Health Services at Home

Salus Homecare is a contributing member of CAHSAH, which is a home care trade association with over 600 members and over 1,000 agencies. The types of care giving organizations that belong to CAHSAH include home care agencies, licensed home health agencies, Medicare-certified home health agencies, hospice providers and private duty providers. CAHSAH also includes medical equipment businesses, home infusion pharmacy providers and interdisciplinary professional services organizations. The CAHSAH membership includes companies that provide ancillary products and services such as technology management, financial consulting, insurance and business services.

The CAHSAH Mission

Members of CAHSAH are committed to promoting the best practices in the delivery of home care services. The organization achieves this through home care education, establishment of standards of quality and the promotion of guides to ethical conduct. All of these activities are designed to enhance the quality of home health services for the general population. CAHSAH takes a leading role in working with state governmental agencies and the public by acting as a credible source of information and an advocate for home health issues.

CAHSAH educational programs are developed by the members and serve as a platform to share invaluable field experience on the latest developments in home care services. Topics include: depression in the hospice patient and family, the aide’s role in understanding skin, hair and nail conditions, personal home care aide training and the latest in rehab techniques. Professional education includes a hospice administrator certificate program, a home care administration certificate program and a home care executive certificate program

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