As an independent, nonprofit accrediting body for home and community-based healthcare organizations, CHAP is committed to create a certification program to bring Age-Friendly Care and the 4Ms Framework (what Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility) to the home health care setting.
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1. When applying for accreditation, select the box for age-friendly care. There is no cost for adding your age-friendly care certification to your accreditation.
2. Review the resources, standards, and learning modules. (The learning modules can be downloaded and used in your company’s LMS free of charge.)
3. As part of your site visit for accreditation, you will be inspected for executing the 4 M’s framework of Age-Friendly Health Systems and the eight additional CHAP Age-Friendly Standards.
4. Use your Credly Age-friendly Digital Badge and Certificate to market your Certification and connect with over 2,900 health systems.
“CHAP has its sights set on a goal to bring Age-Friendly Care and the 4Ms Framework to the home healthcare setting where most older people get their care and for whom we serve. Through various partnerships, we are developing the 4Ms Framework educational tools and resources for community-based care providers to utilize and gain recognition. The design of the 4Ms Framework fits naturally with CHAP Standards, and the review and recognition tasks align with current site visit and award protocols. Participating in this project with the founding organizations of Age-Friendly Health Systems is a distinct privilege and aligns CHAP’s quality work with innovation and excellence.”
Dr. Khai Nguyen, National Medical Director | CHAP
As the demand for high-quality elderly care rises, CHAP has introduced an Age-Friendly Care at Home certification to help agencies provide effective care that addresses the unique needs of older adults. Aimed at bringing age-friendly care into the home, this certification can be added and achieved concurrently with your CHAP accreditation with no added costs.
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“Achieving Age-Friendly Care at Home certification reaffirms the work Compassus does every day to provide hospice care that focuses on a person’s all-encompassing needs. We are encouraged by the expansion of these standards to home-based care and honored to be distinguished as an Age-Friendly Care at Home provider at a time when more people are choosing to receive care in their home environments.”
– Jennifer Hale, VP of Clinical Quality and Standards, Compassus
“We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing the Age-Friendly Health Systems movement to home-based care. While we’ve always focused on delivering evidence-based, patient-centered care, this movement provides a clear framework on how to incorporate these elements into our standards of care in a way that benefits our patients, clinicians, referral sources and payors.”
Bud Langham, Executive VP of Clinical Excellence and Strategy, Enhabit