Didlake received another three-year accreditation from CARF, an international, independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human service agencies providing rehabilitative services. This is Didlake’s ninth consecutive three-year accreditation, the highest level available.
“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served. Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards. Please note that the enclosed accreditation identifies no recommendations. This accomplishment is achieved on only 3 percent of CARF surveys,” the surveyors noted in a letter.
As an Employment Services vendor for the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services, Didlake is required to maintain CARF accreditation. Didlake elects to also apply CARF standards to its Day Support Programs. Didlake is accredited in the following areas:
- Community Employment Services: Employment Supports
- Community Employment Services: Job Development
- Community Integration
- Employment Planning Services
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International assists rehabilitation service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. The accreditation process applies sets of standards to rehabilitation service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk and distinguish its service delivery.
The accreditation report noted, “Didlake’s ongoing commitment to and achievements in quality enhancement are evident in every corner of the organization… The organization is well respected by the providers in the state, its funding and referral agencies, and the employers… Didlake is well-positioned and highly motivated to continue to be successful.”
“We have maintained CARF accreditation for 24 years — 27 by the end of this accreditation period. This accomplishment underscores our unwavering dedication to our mission, industry best practices, and continuous quality improvement,” said Donna Hollis, Didlake CEO.