AUSTIN, TX (PRWEB) October 09, 2014
Silverado Hospice in Austin, Texas earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for exceeding national healthcare quality standards. This significant accreditation represents Silverado’s commitment to delivering the best care possible to patients at the end of life.
During the unannounced on-site survey, a team of Joint Commission experts evaluated the quality of Silverado’s care based on a number of factors that affect patients and their families, including infection prevention, patient education, medication management and leadership.
“At Silverado we believe that how a person leaves this earth is as important as how they spent their life on it,” shares Silverado Hospice Vice President Michelle Pickering. “Receiving the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval underscores our commitment to providing end-of-life care that helps patients experience life to the fullest while allowing their families a chance to create cherished memories.”
Achieving Joint Commission accreditation is a result of offering comprehensive medical, social and spiritual care from a dedicated team of physicians, social workers, spiritual counselors, case managers, hospice aides and volunteers – each of whom ensure a safe and personalized experience for hospice patients. Additionally, families often share appreciation for Silverado’s ability to deliver end-of-life care with an emphasis on dignity and comfort.
“I have been so grateful for the collaboration and communication provided by the entire hospice team – from the doctor who treats my husband and the caregiver who bathes him, to the nurses who monitor his condition,” shares Pat Richardson, Silverado Hospice family member from Austin. “I also get support from the social worker, who researches any questions I have and incorporates my husband’s interests into their exchanges. And the spiritual care adviser is a gentle listener. How comforting it to have them all during this part of our journey.”
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Home Care Accreditation Program, which includes hospice care, is a trusted source of information used by both medical professionals and consumers. The Joint Commission has accredited all 10 of Silverado’s hospice offices located across the western United States. To learn more about Silverado Hospice, please visit silveradocare.com/hospice.
Silverado was founded in 1996 with the goal of enriching lives of those with memory loss by changing how the world cares for the memory impaired. Silverado has grown to become a nationally recognized provider of home care, memory care assisted living and hospice services. The company delivers exceptional care and unmatched service to address the spectrum of changing needs, for individuals and families alike. To learn more about Silverado, please visit silveradocare.com or call (866) 522-8125.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.