BOSTON, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seniorlink, Inc., an innovative caregiving company, announced today that its in-home care subsidiary, Caregiver Homes, is among a select group of early adopters of a new accreditation program offered by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The new program, known as Accreditation of Case Management for Long Term Services and Supports (CM-LTSS), will begin next year. Pursuing dual accreditation reinforces the commitment by Seniorlink and Caregiver Homes to provide the highest quality of care and support.
Caregiver Homes, Seniorlink's unique in-home care model that supports caregivers and their loved ones with expert care teams, is currently accredited by the NCQA for Case Management (CM). It will be the first and only organization in the country to seek accreditation for both programs (CM and CM-LTSS).
The NCQA's six accreditation programs are synonymous with quality in healthcare. The Accreditation for CM-LTSS, announced July 25 2016, is the newest program for which the NCQA will offer its rigorous review process, covering more than 60 standards for quality.
Caregiver Homes has held the unique distinction of being the first Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) organization to be accredited for Case Management by the NCQA. It now seeks further distinction by becoming the first and only organization to pursue accreditation in both areas, CM and CM-LTSS.
"Caregiver Homes is singularly dedicated to the pursuit of quality, as measured by improved health outcomes and consumer satisfaction, among other distinctions," said Jay Patel, Clinical Transformation Officer at Seniorlink. "To be included as an early adopter for a new program by the NCQA is a validation of the hard work we've done to steadily improve quality for our consumers and caregivers."
Tom Riley, CEO of Seniorlink, added, "We take immense pride in any recognition by NCQA, an organization that is widely respected and associated with high quality healthcare. To be the only organization in the nation pursuing Case Management-Clinical and LTSS accreditations shows that the focus and value we place on quality runs deep throughout our organization. It is not a short-term or momentary focus – it's a constant commitment."
To learn more about Seniorlink, go to www.seniorlink.com.
About Seniorlink, Inc.
For over 15 years, Seniorlink has pioneered solutions for caregivers across the nation, helping them provide their loved ones with the highest quality care. Seniorlink's unique in-home care solution, Caregiver Homes, dedicates experienced care teams to work alongside caregivers and their families, offering coaching and support at every step. This model, known as Structured Family Caregiving, was the first home and community-based service in the nation to receive the National Committee for Quality Assurance's (NCQA) highest level of Accreditation for Case Management.
To move from supporting thousands to millions of caregivers, Seniorlink has developed Vela, a caregiving platform that brings compassion to technology and assists caregivers as they navigate the complex and sometimes overwhelming world of caregiving. Vela transforms the caregiving experience by connecting care partners directly with caregivers to provide them with the coaching and insights they need along their journey, ultimately improving outcomes and lowering costs for their most complex, vulnerable members. To learn more, go to www.seniorlink.com and follow on Twitter @SeniorlinkInc.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA's Web site (www.ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices.
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