Carey Services Receives Three-Year Accreditation

Carey Services officials announced the agency has successfully completed a major accreditation, receiving the maximum three-year accreditation achievement through CARF International. The accreditation validates the high quality of services the agency provides to individuals with disabilities in several Indiana counties.

This is the eighth consecutive three-year accreditation Carey Services has received from the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international accrediting body. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to CARF standards.

The three-year accreditation signifies Carey Services completed a rigorous evaluation from professional peers who visited the agency for three days in September. Carey Services demonstrated to the survey team the agency’s commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.

The accrediting body’s final report specifically notes several highlights of the survey team visit:

  • “Carey Services is called a responsible steward of resources.”
  • “Consumers, families, staff members, and other stakeholders provide regular input that is listened to and utilized in program planning and development.”
  • “The organization is complimented for numerous positive long-term job matches in the community.”
  • “Funding and referral sources are very complimentary about Carey Services and expressed that it provides good quality services and has a very professional and caring cadre of staff members, and that there is open communication and quick response time whenever issues occur.”

CARF International was founded in 1966 and establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, visit the CARF website.