Fairmount Home earns three-year CARF accreditation honour

Posted On Friday July 14, 2023

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international accreditor of health and human services, has awarded Fairmount Home staff top marks after this year’s consultative accreditation process.

“Accreditation is a team effort among staff, volunteers, residents, families, and management,” says Fairmount Home Administrator, Susan Brant. “It’s only by working together that we continue to be a home of choice for our residents, staff, and volunteers. I want to thank everyone for their contributions to the success of this important process.”

CARF accreditation represents objective, expert assurance that Fairmount staff demonstrate conformance with internationally accepted standards for care. It’s one example of the work Fairmount staff does to assure residents, resident families, volunteers, health care partners, and the community that Fairmount meets the highest standard for quality of care. 

There are three tiers of CARF accreditation: provisional, one-year, and three-year. Fairmount staff earned the highest of those, three-year accreditation. The rigorous accreditation process can take a year or more to complete and includes a self-evaluation component, detailed reporting on conformance to CARF standards, and a detailed site survey of the home by a CARF survey team.

“It is apparent that Fairmont Home provides excellent person-centred care to its residents and families,” reads the CARF accreditation report. “. . . Fairmont Home demonstrates a commitment to using the CARF standards to the benefit of residents, families, and employees. Both families and residents expressed a high level of satisfaction with the organization and the services provided.”

Cllick here to visit Engaging with Fairmount Home to learn more about Fairmount and long-term care in Frontenac and across Ontario.

Click here to learn more about accreditation at Fairmount(External link) and to see the complete CARF Accreditation Report.

Click here to learn more about The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)(External link).