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Preparing for Successful Accreditation in Aging Services

Preparing for Successful Accreditation in Aging Services

This portion of the training is about six hours and is a comprehensive review of the ASPIRE to Excellence® quality framework standards — which provides a logical and action-oriented approach to continuous quality improvement in business management and service delivery. This session focuses on CARF business practice standards (Section 1 of the standards manual).

This training is highly recommended for those preparing for accreditation in Aging Services for the first time or those who need a refresher on the standards.

The training includes:

  • An overview of the accreditation process 
  • Tips for preparing for a survey
  • Practical examples of conformance to the standards, with emphasis on areas where organizations or personnel new to accreditation most often need guidance

Participants will have opportunity throughout the training to receive support and consultation from staff regarding the development and implementation of plans, policies, and procedures needed to demonstrate conformance to the standards. 

Section 2

This portion of the training is about three hours and focuses on the Care Process for the Persons Served in aging services organizations (Section 2 of the standards manual).

The training agenda will be presented in the following order:

  • Program/Service Structure (Section A) for all aging services programs
  • Care Process for Specific Diagnostic Categories (Section C) for those programs serving any persons with dementia
  • Skin Integrity and Wound Care Standards (Section D) for relevant residential and home/community-based providers
  • Residential Communities (Section B)
  • Practical examples of conformance to the standards will be woven throughout all segments

Presenter Biography

Jed Johnson, is the managing director of the aging services at CARF International, which includes CARF–CCRC. Prior to joining CARF in 2018, Jed served 18 years at Easterseals, most recently as vice president of national programs. He was also a CARF surveyor for 20 years. His areas of expertise include caregiving (with a prior focus on rural and military/veteran caregiving populations), transportation/mobility, respite, diversity/equity/inclusion, business acumen, and adult day services. Jed holds a joint master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and in social work from Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

This six hour training is a comprehensive review of the ASPIRE to Excellence® quality framework standards — which provides a logical and action-oriented approach to continuous quality improvement in business management and service delivery. This session focuses on CARF business practice standards (Section 1 of the standards manual).

This training is highly recommended for those preparing for accreditation in Aging Services for the first time or those who need a refresher on the standards.

The training includes:

  • An overview of the accreditation process 
  • Tips for preparing for a survey
  • Practical examples of conformance to the standards, with emphasis on areas where organizations or personnel new to accreditation most often need guidance

Participants will have opportunity throughout the training to receive support and consultation from staff regarding the development and implementation of plans, policies, and procedures needed to demonstrate conformance to the standards. 

Section 2

This three hour training will focus on the Care Process for the Persons Served in aging services organizations (Section 2 of the standards manual).

The training agenda will be presented in the following order:

  • Program/Service Structure (Section A) for all aging services programs
  • Care Process for Specific Diagnostic Categories (Section C) for those programs serving any persons with dementia
  • Skin Integrity and Wound Care Standards (Section D) for relevant residential and home/community-based providers
  • Residential Communities (Section B)
  • Practical examples of conformance to the standards will be woven throughout all segments

Presenter Biography

Jed Johnson, is the managing director of the aging services at CARF International, which includes CARF–CCRC. Prior to joining CARF in 2018, Jed served 18 years at Easterseals, most recently as vice president of national programs. He was also a CARF surveyor for 20 years. His areas of expertise include caregiving (with a prior focus on rural and military/veteran caregiving populations), transportation/mobility, respite, diversity/equity/inclusion, business acumen, and adult day services. Jed holds a joint master’s degree in business administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and in social work from Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

Delivery and Use:

Recordings are available for delivery two business days after the webinar date listed. You will receive an email from events@carf.org with the link(s) to your purchased recording(s), the PowerPoint slides, and any handouts from the webinar attached. This is a web-based product, not a CD or a downloadable file. Purchased webinar recordings are available for review until the end of the calendar year.

There is no limit on the number of staff who can view the purchased recording(s), but it is restricted for internal use only and the file or links may not be passed onto anyone outside your organization.

CARF is committed to diversity and inclusion, with the goal of providing an accessible and welcoming education experience. CARF provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request an accommodation, please email Rikki Guerra at rguerra@carf.org with your specific preferred accommodation. Please note it could take up to 72 hours to meet a request.



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Aging Services: Section 1 & 2

Item #: 3520.31-11
Details: Recorded May 12-13, 2021. Duration: 513 min.

Price each or as selected: $99.00 USD

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Aging Services: Section 1 & 2