In our article about choosing the right Hospice Care Provider, we talked about making sure the health care institution you are considering is accredited by the Joint Commission. This article will expand on that accreditation and aim to help be more clear when it comes to narrowing down your options.
What is the Joint Commission?
The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization within the United States that “accredits more than 21,000 US health care organizations and programs.”
The Joint Commission focuses on health standards within health care institutions, so an accreditation from the Joint Commission is a solid way of assuring yourself that a health care institute is up to standard in terms of safety and quality of care provided.
If a healthcare institution you are considering does not have a Joint Commission Accreditation, a good step to take would be to re-evaluate and consider other options.
How do I find the accreditation?
On the website of accredited institutions, you will most likely find a stamp of approval or a portion of the website dedicated to disclosing the accreditation. If you cannot find it, you can call and ask. A stamp of approval looks like this:
If you want more specifics on the Joint Commission and their requirements for accreditation or standards for quality, you can visit them at https://www.jointcommission.org/ or by clicking here.
At Green Meadows Hospice & Home Health Care, our patients are our top priority. Being accredited by the Joint Commission, we have the resources necessary to take care of your loved one and provide the best care possible. To learn more about our Hospice Care or to schedule a free consultation, call (866) 838-2055 or contact us online.