Orchard Cove Receives CARF-Continuing Care Accreditation
January 17, 2008
(Boston, Mass.) - Orchard Cove, Hebrew SeniorLife's continuing care retirement community in Canton, has received a five-year accreditation from CARF-Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF-CCAC ). Accreditation is based on adherence to a rigorous set of standards in all areas of operations and finance.
"For all not familiar with this accreditation, it is the national ‘gold seal' of approval for continuing care retirement communities like Orchard Cove," said Len Fishman, president and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife. "Because the accreditation requires excellence in all aspects of a CCRC's operations and facilities, it can only be won through a team effort by staff and satisfied membership."
CARF-CCAC is the nation's only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities. To be accredited, organizations must demonstrate ongoing innovation and continued conformance to accrediting standards. Accreditation serves as a sign of an organization's integrity and a standard for evaluating the many retirement living options available to seniors today.
Fewer than 10 percent of CCRCs across the country have achieved this accreditation. Orchard Cove is one of only six CCRCs in Massachusetts to be accredited.
"The surveyors were generous in their praise for Orchard Cove's staff, services, financial condition, and sense of community," said executive director Paul Hollings . "Special thanks go to Michael Spector, our director of Dining and Housekeeping, who led us through this process. Much thanks also goes to all the Orchard Cove directors who worked diligently for the past year and a half to achieve this distinction, and to all Orchard Cove employees for the outstanding work they do everyday."