Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing was informed recently that it has earned a full, five-year accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF/CCAC), the only nationally-recognized organization that evaluates and accredits continuing care retirement communities. Less than 15% of the continuing care retirement communities around the country achieve this milestone.
According to David Scruggs, CEO of The Loomis Communities, “This accreditation is a significant milestone in the life of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. The CARF/CCAC standards cover every aspect of the community’s operations in detail, but they all point to one objective that is at the heart of our nonprofit mission: providing an outstanding lifestyle for the people we serve while continually working to improve our performance. The CARF/CCAC focus on improving residents’ quality of life is a perfect match for The Loomis Communities.”
The accreditation process reviewed all of the services and levels of care available at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, which provides independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing care all on the same campus. After an extensive review of information the community provided, an on-site survey over multiple days was conducted in May by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF/CCAC. Their goal was to confirm that the organization conforms to the rigorous CARF/CCAC standards that were developed to provide residents an assurance of quality. In addition to evaluating the community’s programs, the survey process evaluated administrative and business practices, including financial strength and planning. Read the article in MassLive here.
While the accreditation term is for five years, achieving accreditation required Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to demonstrate a commitment to continued quality improvement focusing on the unique needs of each resident served. The community is required to monitor and report on their quality improvement efforts annually. In addition to providing residents with a measure of quality, CARF/CCAC accreditation provides the community’s nursing center a credential required by leading insurance companies prior to admission.
Founded in 1966, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services programs. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations. More than 8 million people of all ages are served annually by 6,700 CARF-accredited service providers. CARF accreditation extends to countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
L-R: David Scruggs, CEO of The Loomis Communities, Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing resident Bob Webler and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno at the celebration of the retirement communities’ CARF accreditation.
About The Loomis Communities:
The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.
With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on three campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.
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