Nourish & Nurture: Our Journey to ACHC Accreditation

April 23, 2018

We’ve done it! LIFE Home Health has received Accreditation. As a home health care agency, providing medical and non-medical services, we are required to receive accreditation from a state-approved accrediting organization within one year of receiving a license to operate. We opened, with deemed status from the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), on April 11, 2017 and chose to become accredited with the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). As a team, we agreed that it was important to create a solid foundation in which our roots could grow. We took every second of this year to ensure that we did everything with the highest level of integrity and were awarded with accreditation for the Private Duty Program. The services approved for private duty were: Aide, Companion/Homemaker, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy. Our accreditation is what demonstrates that we are operating at a superior level of quality, integrity, and dedication to continuous improvement consistent with ACHC standards.

As part of our journey to receiving ACHC accreditation, we engaged an independent consulting firm and created a mock survey to ensure we had practices and procedures in place to provide exceptional care to our clients. Now that we are accredited by ACHC, LIFE is rooted in fertile soil. We are proud and excited to watch the company grow happily and healthily as we spread our values to our clients and community.

Some may wonder why we chose this slower path to accreditation, why not just dive right in? It’s because we know a healthy garden needs nourishment, time, and care to produce the best crops. We wanted to create a service that would uplift the lives of our clients and that would gain the approval of the harshest critic before presenting it to the market. We are so grateful for the support our key stakeholders have given us since the beginning of this vision. Without this support, we would not have been able to deliver exceptional care to our first clients.

Now we’re ready to watch the garden flourish. LIFE Home Health is excited to serve our community and create moments of joy for all.

Thanks for reading, we can’t wait to meet you all. Keep a look out for some events we have on the horizon!