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CARESSANT CARE NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOMES GIVEN THREE YEAR ACCREDITATION

For Immediate Release - July 13, 2018

Woodstock - For the third consecutive time, Caressant Care Nursing and Retirement Homes Limited has been awarded a three year accreditation from CARF International for "Person-Centred Long Term Care Community." This accreditation represents the highest level that can be awarded to an organization and shows Caressant Care's substantial commitment to improving the quality of life for our residents.

CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to provide the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

Some of the highlights of the extensive Caressant Care accreditation reports include:

  • Caressant Care has an engaged and strong leadership team that provides great support to all of the individual Homes. The team has implemented a number of impressive quality improvement initiatives, including wound care, technology, falls prevention, medication management, and behaviour supports. The organization has had a number of high profile, major issues to work through over the past year and has done an exceptional job of supporting the Homes and staff during this time.
  • The organization has developed a solid approach to performance management and performance improvement and each of the Homes has adopted this approach and developed an individualized approach to reflect the unique environment of the Home and the residents served.
  • All of the Homes have developed solid stakeholder engagement and links with their local communities. This was especially noticeable in the rural communities where the Homes are very visible and well supported by the local residents, businesses, and associations.
  • Caressant Care has developed a strong internet presence through Facebook and has used this resource as a way to share many individual resident stories and experiences with the broader community. The Facebook site contains many engaging stories about the residents and presents a very positive and insightful look at the people who live in the local Homes.

Our Facebook page can be found at www.facebook.com/caressantcare.

We pride ourselves on being an active and engaged member of our communities, says Lee Griffi, Manager of Corporate Communications. To have CARF make it official through accreditation reinforces the fact that we are an important part of the community by providing care, employment, corporate sponsorship and more. Its wonderful for us to hear we are resident-focused and committed to quality improvement because at the end of the day, we are here to provide a safe and caring Home for our residents. Our dedicated front-line staff members deserve a lot of credit for this achievement.

Caressant Care has been providing quality care to its residents since 1975. We now own and operate fifteen Long Term Care Homes and ten Retirement Homes across Ontario with our Corporate Office located in Woodstock, Ontario.

Our Long Term Care Homes are located in the following communities in Ontario: St. Thomas, Courtland, Tavistock, Woodstock, Listowel, Cambridge, Arthur, Fergus, Harriston, Lindsay, Marmora, Cobden and Bourget.

For more information please contact Lee Griffi, Manager of Corporate Communications, at 519-537-1774 or by e-mail at lgriffi@caressantcare.com.

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