Arcadia is fully accredited by The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), which was acquired by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2003. The CCAC is the nation's only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities and other types of continuums of care that we refer to as aging services networks.
Before CCAC was founded, consumers, financial rating agencies, and others had no clear way of determining whether a retirement community was financially stable, providing quality care, or worthy of their investment. In 1985, a group of visionaries created CCAC to help ensure that the nation's retirement communities fulfill their promise of quality, lifetime care to older persons.
Today, CARF-CCAC accredits continuing care retirement communities and aging services networks that are part of home, community, or hospital-based systems; sites under a corporate organization; and other types of providers.
A mark of quality: CARF-CCAC accreditation is widely regarded as the mark of quality for aging services. To be accredited, Arcadia Retirement Residence must demonstrate ongoing innovation and continued conformance to standards. We must be committed to continuous quality improvement in our governance and administrative structures, fiscal practices, and the care and services we provide to older adults.
A sign of integrity: Our participation in the accreditation process demonstrates Arcadia’s genuine commitment to continuous self-evaluation and performance improvement guided by an external, independent, third-party accreditation organization. Everyone within our organization-staff, residents, and the board of directors-is involved in the accreditation process.
A standard for comparison: Accreditation is a concrete way to evaluate the many retirement living options available today. Many financial and planning advisors recommend that consumers look for the CCAC seal when choosing a provider.