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Why Choose JCI for Long Term Care Accreditation?

JCI is uniquely positioned to help long term care organizations through our evidence-based standards by providing the roadmap to building essential processes to achieve performance excellence. JCI’s Long Term Care Accreditation program accredits a variety of long term care needs including assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, chronic care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long term acute care facilities, and more.

Achieving Long Term Care accreditation not only enhances and objectively validates your performance reliability, it also:

  • Proactively minimizes risk areas for your clients, staff and brand
  • Creates a performance-focused competitive edge to help boost market share
  • Leverages a vetted framework to grow or expand services
  • Demonstrates your commitment to quality and patient safety

Expertise You Can Depend On

JCI surveyors are clinical and administrative professionals with vast experience in multiple settings. They speak 21 different languages and hail from 6 continents and bring their vast experience and expertise to your long term care organization. JCI’s accreditation process concentrates on operational systems critical to the safety and quality of patient care. A key component of our customer’s positive experience relies on a consistent survey process executed by expert surveyors, with experience in a variety of long term care specialties.

Enabling Better Decisions with Unparalleled Tools

We support you with a robust, patient-centric survey which is anchored to data and measurability:

  • The SAFER Matrix identifies and helps prioritize performance improvement efforts on areas with the highest risk of potential adverse outcomes.
  • JCI’s unique tracer methodology reviews how a long term care facility delivers care to the patient, helping to mitigate risks before they can become costly problems. Tracers engage both patients and staff, allowing organizations to show how they meet the standards beyond policies and procedures.
  • Access to care and continuity of services
  • Individual and family rights
  • Assessment of needs
  • Medication management
  • Resident and family education
  • Prevention and control of infections
  • Quality management and improvement
  • Governance and leadership
  • Staff qualifications and education
  • Management of information
  • Rehabilitative services
  • Complex chronic care management
  • Ethical care management
  • Skilled nursing services

How Do You Begin?

Introducing the Pathway to JCI Accreditation. This easy-to-navigate resource outlines the 12 steps health care organizations typically follow in their pursuit of accreditation. The milestones outlined within each step help your team organize activities and monitor progress throughout your accreditation preparation efforts.