Maxim Healthcare Services’ homecare offices are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for our private duty nursing and certified home healthcare programs. The ACHC is a national, non-profit organization that provides voluntary accreditation programs for various providers, including home health and hospice agencies, home infusion companies, homecare aides, specialty pharmacies, and home medical equipment suppliers. The ACHC is firmly committed to requiring what is right and best for the patient.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is another form of consumer protection. It consists of a professional peer review administered by a private, non-profit organization, such as the ACHC, structured to establish higher standards than what is required by the state or federal government. Accreditation is a key benchmark for measuring the quality of an organization, providing a way to measure organizational management, processes, patient safety practices and service outcomes.
Why is Accreditation Important?
When seeking services from a homecare company, it is important to keep in mind that not all home healthcare organizations are alike. The quality of homecare can differ significantly from one organization to another. Many, but not all, states have established licensure laws for these types of companies as a protection to the consumer. These laws typically establish the minimum requirements for doing business in that state.
All Maxim homecare offices are licensed, as required, and our private duty nursing and certified home healthcare programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Homecare organizations such as Maxim that have earned accreditation are more committed to maintaining the quality of services they provide. Learn more about homecare services with Maxim by visiting www.maximhomecare.com.