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Joint Commission Awards First Disease-Specific Certifications to Nursing Homes

Posted Nov 16 2011 9:00am

jointcommission Claremont Rehabilitation and Living Center in Buffalo Grove, Illinois and Forest Villa Nursing Care in Niles, Illinois, became the first nursing homes in the country to be certified under The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program. 

This is significant because it adds another level of quality that you can now use as a benchmark when looking for care for yourself or a loved one.

Claremont Rehabilitation and Living Center was certified for wound care, orthopedic rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation. 

Forest Villa Nursing Care was certified for wound care and orthopedic rehabilitation. A team of Joint Commission expert reviewers evaluated the two nursing homes for compliance with Disease-Specific Care standards focused on delivering clinical care; program management and improvement; and clinical information management.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
Again, this is one more tool for evaluation. You simply ask - are you accredited or certified by the Joint Commission.
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