Elm City was surveyed July 10-12, 2019 by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) under the Behavioral Health criteria. This is a national set of standards for community based programs. Elm City Center was accredited for a period of three years extending to August 2022. The latest accreditation makes 40 consecutive years that Elm City has been accredited by CARF. This level of accreditation only comes from people working hard to make sure we provide high standards of care for the people we serve.  Our next CARF survey will be in 2022.

We were surveyed for our programs in:

  • Case Management/Services Coordination: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Community Housing: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Community Integration: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Supported Living: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults)
  • Community Housing
  • Community Integration
  • Supported Living
  • Organizational Employment Services
  • Services Coordination
  • Governance Standards Applied

This accreditation outcome represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the standards established by CARF. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during on an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

CARF is an independent, not-for-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

These are national standards for rehabilitation programs developed by other rehabilitation programs. The Illinois Department of Human Services has used CARF as a basic accreditation standard for many years. Certification allows groups like Elm City to achieve deemed status for basic business and service requirements that DHS may have.

During our survey we were surveyed for :

  • Business Practices
  • Input From Persons Served
  • Accessibility
  • Information Management And Performance Improvement
  • Rights Of Person Served
  • Health And Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Legal Requirements
  • Financial Planning And Management
  • Quality Individualized Services
  • Service Plans
  • Organizational Employment Services
  • Employment Service Principle Standards
  • Community Services and Psycho Social Rehab
  • Community Services
  • Program Structure
  • Case Management
  • Community Integration
  • Community Housing