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Finding Success During a CARF® Survey

The big day is approaching and you are due for a survey to achieve CARF® Accreditation. You have taken the time to ensure you have all the necessary policies and procedures in place, have prepared clients to explain the great assistance they have received from your programs and have meticulously cleaned your facilities. You are ready to get started and showcase the dedication you have put countless hours of work into. But how can you ensure you find success during a CARF® Survey?

Passing a CARF® Accreditation survey can be both time-consuming and nerve-wracking, For this reason, it is important to make sure that have prepared thoroughly. One of the easiest ways to do this is by performing your own mock survey using the procedures outlined in the CARF® Accreditation Manual. This introspective look can help ensure your policies align with the ones the surveyor will be looking for and allow you to update them as needed before the surveyor arrives. However, do this in advance of the survey instead of waiting until the last minute to allow the proper amount of time to adjust if needed.

One other way to improve your chances of success during a CARF® survey is to partner with a subscription-based service like Accreditation Now, Inc. Through this provider, organizations will have access to tools and resources unavailable anywhere else that can help simplify the CARF® accreditation process. To learn more about what this subscription includes and the ways it can help your organization prepare for a CARF® survey, we encourage you to visit the Accreditation Now, Inc. website.

Most residential care facilities will need to pursue CARF® Accreditation in order to provide the best service possible to the persons they serve. By taking the correct precautions, properly preparing for a survey and thoroughly adhering to the processes and policies outlined in the CARF® manual, you will find the experience to be much easier. If you have any questions about the information or resources contained in this article you are encouraged to reach out on our forum for assistance.

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