Senior Home Care earns ACHC Accreditation for Behavioral Health Home Care

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Senior Home Care is the first organization to earn corporate level accreditation for Behavioral Health Home Care. ACHC released the specialty service in August of 2011 as a voluntary accreditation for providers who are seeking to improve quality patient care.

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ACHC is pleased to announce that Senior Home Care, based in Clearwater FL, is the first home health organization to achieve corporate accreditation for Behavioral Health Home Care (BHHC). Released in August 2011 as a unique specialty accreditation, Behavioral Health Home Care integrates behavioral health interventions into home care services for patients whose mental illness, substance abuse, intellectual/developmental disabilities prevent them from receiving care outside of their homes. Services are provided by a psychiatric nurse and other home care personnel, as ordered by a physician.

Britt Welch, Behavioral Health Clinical Manager at ACHC, acknowledges Senior Home Care’s achievement in saying “A home health organization that decides to voluntarily pursue this accreditation is making a statement that it recognizes and seeks to provide the highest quality of care to this unique and growing population in the home care industry.”

Robert Fusco, Chief Executive Officer of Senior Home Care, stated “We are proud to attain ACHC recognition for meeting some of the nation’s highest industry requirements for patient care, administration, transparency and accountability. It also speaks to the level of expertise, commitment and compassion that our clinicians have in caring for our patients with behavioral health needs.”

Lynne Hebert, Senior Home Care Chief Operating Officer added "The entire accreditation process was an excellent experience for all of us at Senior Home Care. They have been a great resource providing exceptional direction on guiding us to do the right thing to improve our organization. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them."

ACHC is a not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. They are ISO 9001:2008 certified and have CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of personal account managers, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

For more information on accreditation for BHHC or any of ACHC’s other accreditation
programs, contact ACHC at 855-YES-ACHC (855-937-2242), customerservice(at)achc(dot)org.

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