Choose CAHC Accreditation
Providers that choose to become accredited by CAHC participate in the growing momentum in New Jersey toward greater accountability in the home care industry. The provider agrees to uphold the quality standards for patient care and safety that have been widely accepted and tested for more than 30 years.
Throughout the process agencies benefit from valuable feedback on operational strengths and areas for improvement. By allowing external scrutiny reviewing performance by objective measures, the provider gains enhanced credibility when reaching out to all sectors of the public.
CAHC accredits Personal Care and In-Home Skilled Nursing Services. The accreditation programs are independent of each other; a provider may seek accreditation for either or both services.
- The provider must be registered as a Health Care Service Firm by the Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety.
- The provider must have a registered professional nurse responsible for administering the program. This RN must be in good standing with the New Jersey Board of Nursing, must hold a current license to practice in New Jersey, and must meet specific educational and experience criteria as outlined in the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care CAHC Accreditation Manual.
- For Personal Care services accreditation, the provider must have provided services to at least one patient during the four months prior to applying. All aides must be employed by the agency and must have current certification by the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The provider pays the wages and mandated State and Federal employment taxes and required insurances.
- For In-Home Skilled Nursing services accreditation, the provider must have provided service to at least one patient during the four months prior to applying. All field nurses must be employed by the agency and must have current licensure by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.