Alcoholism & Addiction Rehab Accreditation
Serenity Ranch Now has its,
3-Year Accreditation From
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Serenity Ranch Programs Awarded One-Year Accreditation Effective March 1, 2011, through March 1, 2012
It has been a long hard road over the last few years to get this prestigious Accreditation. CARF certification is not required in Alberta, but as Serenity Ranch has always strived for excellence in its field, this accreditation has long been a goal. The CARF philosophy like that of Serenity Ranch is one of continual progression so is not a finish line of a marathon, but more of a base camp on a ongoing climb toward further levels of excellence.
What is Accreditation?
Serenity Ranch chose CARF to accredit our programs.
This certificate, when earned, provides proof that the organization is fulfilling its contract in the best possible way and meets all standards set forth by CARF.
The process of Accreditation has been a positive, learning experience for everyone involved. We gained opportunities to build our relationships, to identify areas of strength and areas where we need improvement, and to develop a process of ongoing self-evaluation and change.
CARF's Mission, Vision, Core Values, & Purpose
The mission of CARF 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.
Through responsiveness to a dynamic and diverse environment, CARF serves as a catalyst for improving the quality of life of the persons served by CARF-accredited organizations and the programs and services they provide.
CARF believes in the following core values:
o All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.
o All people should have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes.
o All people should be empowered to exercise informed choice.
CARF's accreditation, research, and educational activities are conducted in accordance with these core values and with the utmost integrity. In addition, CARF is committed to:
• The continuous improvement of both organizational management and service delivery.
• Diversity and cultural competence in all CARF activities and associations.
• Enhancing the involvement of consumers in all of CARF's activities.
• Consumers of services being active participants in the development and application of standards for accreditation.
• Enhancing the meaning, value, and relevance of accreditation to consumers of services.
When the service or program you choose is CARF-accredited, it means your provider has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that the provider meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality - a qualified endorsement that your provider conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you.
Quick facts about CARF
- CARF, for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
- Mission: 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.
- CARF International established: 1966
- CARF Canada established: 2002
- Primary business: Accreditation. CARF officially recognizes health and human service providers as having met standards for quality of service.
- Secondary business: Education, research, and publishing
- Fields served: Aging services, behavioral health, child and youth services, employment and community services (including vision rehabilitation), medical rehabilitation (including durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies), and opioid treatment program
- Regions served: North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa
- Accredited providers: More than 6,000 service providers with more than 47,000 accredited programs and services at more than 20,000 locations
- Persons served: 8.7 million persons served annually by CARF-accredited service providers