BFAIR Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
Wed. Mar. 30, 2022 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources) received a three-year Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for their Day Habilitation and AFC (Adult Family Care) services. The accreditation extends through 2025.
During the accreditation process, the CARF surveyors noted that “BFAIR has a solid reputation with funders and referral agencies that express appreciation for this collaborative, transparent, and respectful approach as a community partner providing quality services and supports. BFAIR often leads the way in the state with its approaches.” According to Pete Mirante, BFAIR Board Chair, “Our AFC, Day Habilitation staff, Case Managers, Directors and Caregivers are to be congratulated for the outstanding results of the CARF survey.”
“I am proud of our program staff and leadership team for their commitment, and dedication to offering quality, personalized and community-based services. The accreditation outcome is even more impressive if the past two years and the challenges staff faced every day to protect the health and safety of our clients is taken into consideration”, said Rich Weisenflue, CEO of BFAIR.
Since 1994, BFAIR providing AFC, Residential, In-Home Clinical services, Employment and Day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury and autism. BFAIR is a proud member agency of the Northern Berkshire United Way and the Williamstown Community Chest. www.bfair.org
CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery. (www.carf.org)