Turning Point Services awarded CARF accreditation

Press release from Turning Point Services:

Turning Point Services, Inc. awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation

Morganton, NC — July 16, 2014 — CARF International announced today that Turning Point Services (TPS) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Supported Living, Respite Services, Personal Supports Services, Host Family/Shared Living Services, Community Integration, Community Housing, and Community Employment Services: Employment Supports. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Turning Point. 

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
According to the survey report “TPS is recognized for the exemplary data collection and thorough analysis of its financial information, accessibility status reports, risk management, human resource activities, technology, health and safety reports, and incident reports by generating detailed graphic reports that allow for ongoing comparative analysis and ensure immediate attention to areas that may become challenging. The organization’s commitment to quality measures that demonstrate its excellence in performance has positioned it as a preferred provider in the large catchment area it serves.”

Turning Point Services is an agency providing services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in nearly 50 counties across North Carolina. With 30 offices or service sites located throughout the State, they strive to deliver quality service in both urban and rural areas. The agency has been providing services since 1998.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org.

For additional information on Turning Point Services, Inc., visit their website at www.turningpointservicesinc.com.

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