ResCare Youthtrack-Utah Receives Accreditation

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from ResCare

    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ResCare (Nasdaq-NM: RSCR), the
 nation's leading provider of residential, training, educational and support
 services for youth with special needs and people with disabilities, today
 announced that Youthtrack-Utah operations have received accreditation from the
 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) under
 the Behavior Health Standards.  Youthtrack-Utah in Brigham City and Logan,
 Utah, is a residential juvenile treatment program.
     Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously
 improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary
 accreditation.
     "In becoming accredited Youthtrack-Utah was evaluated against a set of
 national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery
 of behavioral health care services," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive
 director, Behavioral Health Care Program, Joint Commission.  "Achieving
 accreditation demonstrates Youthtrack-Utah's commitment to provide high
 quality care."
     Youthtrack-Utah is a community-based program with 24-hour, staff-secure
 supervision and intensive clinical intervention for male juveniles.
 Youthtrack-Utah's mission is to provide the highest quality treatment for the
 young people in the program using best practices established by the national
 standards of care.  Staff members also receive support from Arthur H. Brown,
 III Ph.D, a nationally recognized expert on juvenile sex offender treatment.
     "Youthtrack-Utah takes pride in assisting our youth to make the necessary
 character changes to be safe and productive members of society," said ResCare
 chairman, president and chief executive officer Ron Geary.  "Accreditation
 demonstrates our commitment to provide a quality operation throughout
 Youthtrack.  We seek accreditation because we want to be the best.  Receiving
 Joint Commission accreditation is an important step toward obtaining that
 goal."
     ResCare's services reach 10,000 young people with special needs in 17
 states and Puerto Rico in its Division for Youth Services and approximately
 17,000 people in 28 states, Washington, D.C. and Canada in its Division for
 Persons with Disabilities.  More information about ResCare is available on the
 Company's web site at www.rescare.com.
     The Company from time to time makes forward-looking statements in its
 public disclosures, including statements relating to the Company's expected
 financial results, revenues that might be expected from new or acquired
 programs and facilities, other statements regarding development and
 acquisition activities, statements regarding reimbursement under federal and
 state programs and statements regarding various trends favoring downsizing,
 de-institutionalization and privatization of government programs.  In the
 Company's filings under the federal securities laws, including its annual,
 periodic and current reports, the Company identifies important factors that
 could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those contained in
 such forward-looking statements.  We refer you to the discussion of those
 factors in our filed reports.
 
 

SOURCE ResCare
    LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ResCare (Nasdaq-NM: RSCR), the
 nation's leading provider of residential, training, educational and support
 services for youth with special needs and people with disabilities, today
 announced that Youthtrack-Utah operations have received accreditation from the
 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) under
 the Behavior Health Standards.  Youthtrack-Utah in Brigham City and Logan,
 Utah, is a residential juvenile treatment program.
     Founded in 1951, the Joint Commission is dedicated to continuously
 improving the safety and quality of the nation's health care through voluntary
 accreditation.
     "In becoming accredited Youthtrack-Utah was evaluated against a set of
 national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery
 of behavioral health care services," says Mary Cesare-Murphy, Ph.D., executive
 director, Behavioral Health Care Program, Joint Commission.  "Achieving
 accreditation demonstrates Youthtrack-Utah's commitment to provide high
 quality care."
     Youthtrack-Utah is a community-based program with 24-hour, staff-secure
 supervision and intensive clinical intervention for male juveniles.
 Youthtrack-Utah's mission is to provide the highest quality treatment for the
 young people in the program using best practices established by the national
 standards of care.  Staff members also receive support from Arthur H. Brown,
 III Ph.D, a nationally recognized expert on juvenile sex offender treatment.
     "Youthtrack-Utah takes pride in assisting our youth to make the necessary
 character changes to be safe and productive members of society," said ResCare
 chairman, president and chief executive officer Ron Geary.  "Accreditation
 demonstrates our commitment to provide a quality operation throughout
 Youthtrack.  We seek accreditation because we want to be the best.  Receiving
 Joint Commission accreditation is an important step toward obtaining that
 goal."
     ResCare's services reach 10,000 young people with special needs in 17
 states and Puerto Rico in its Division for Youth Services and approximately
 17,000 people in 28 states, Washington, D.C. and Canada in its Division for
 Persons with Disabilities.  More information about ResCare is available on the
 Company's web site at www.rescare.com.
     The Company from time to time makes forward-looking statements in its
 public disclosures, including statements relating to the Company's expected
 financial results, revenues that might be expected from new or acquired
 programs and facilities, other statements regarding development and
 acquisition activities, statements regarding reimbursement under federal and
 state programs and statements regarding various trends favoring downsizing,
 de-institutionalization and privatization of government programs.  In the
 Company's filings under the federal securities laws, including its annual,
 periodic and current reports, the Company identifies important factors that
 could cause the Company's results to differ materially from those contained in
 such forward-looking statements.  We refer you to the discussion of those
 factors in our filed reports.
 
 SOURCE  ResCare