Homcare Inc. holds CHAP accreditation. The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP, Inc.) is an independent, non-profit accrediting body for community based health care organizations. The types of organizations accredited include: home health, hospice, public health, home care aide services, private duty services, supplemental staffing services, infusion therapy nursing, home medical equipment, pharmacy services, and community nursing centers.
This "first" accrediting body for community based health care organizations in the United States dates back to 1965. A joint venture between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National League for Nursing brought to fruition the futuristic view of their respective membership that accreditation was the needed mechanism to recognize excellence in the community health practice. In 2001, CHAP became an independent corporation with the purpose of using the accreditation process to elevate the quality of all community-based health care in the United States.
The CHAP accreditation process utilized the "CHAP Standards of Excellence" that are driven by considerations of management, quality, client outcomes, adequate resources and long term viability.
The goal is to assist all types of community-based health care organizations to: Strengthen internal operations, Promote continuous quality improvement techniques and systems, promote consumer satisfaction, affirm public trust, meet community health needs in a cost efficient and effect manner and finally maintain the vaibility of community health practice nationwide.
CHAP, Inc. is committed to ensuring that home and community based health care providers adhere to the highest standards of excellence and that they maintain compliance with the current standards. Ongoing professional assistance and guidance provided by CHAP promotes continuous organizational self-improvement.