One of the most important ways that Asbury shows its dedication to quality and accountability is through its long-time participation in the only national accreditation program for Continuing Care Retirement Communities. This unique accreditation program is managed by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC). Inverness Village receieved this accreditation in 2012, becoming the first and only senior living community in the greater Tulsa region to earn this designation.
For a community to earn accreditation, an independent survey team must evaluate it through a multi-day, on-site survey and find it in compliance with more than 600 measures of quality, including financial indicators that relate to its long-term viability. Currently, just 13 percent of the nation's CCRCs hold this designation. Once a community has earned accreditation, it participates in a review of financial indicators each year and accommodates an on-site evaluation by a survey team every five years.
In 2011, Asbury moved to deepen its commitment to CARF-CCAC accreditation by developing a system-wide approach to accreditation. By embracing a system-wide approach to accreditation, Asbury communities will accelerate their learning, with each community challenging and supporting the others to improve processes and better serve those who call Asbury home.
Based in Washington, D.C., CARF-CCAC is a not-for-profit organization and part of a family of organizations overseen by CARF International, which currently accredits more than 47,000 programs and services at more than 20,000 locations on five continents. More information is available from CARF International, www.CARF.org.