SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Valle Verde, a Santa Barbara senior living community, recently received a five-year accreditation from CARF-CCAC (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and Continuing Care Accreditation Commission), an international recognition that identifies excellence in the high quality of services of a senior living organization.
“Only 12 percent of continuing care retirement communities in the country are CARF-CCAC accredited, and even fewer strive for accreditation in distinct areas of care,” said Dave Ferguson, CEO and president of American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW), which owns and manages Valle Verde. “In total, all 11 of our ABHOW communities were accredited in 2014, including Valle Verde.”
Achieving accreditation requires an internal examination of the program and business, and the community must commit to providing quality improvements, focusing on the needs of each resident, and monitoring the results of the service. The accreditation process involves a team of professionals who evaluate the community based on its finances, policies, procedures and practices.
“The high standards CARF-CCAC sets make the results even more impressive,” said Kay Kallander, ABHOW senior vice president for strategic planning. “Valle Verde had scores in the upper 90 percent, making it one of the highest-scoring communities in the country.”
About Valle Verde
Valle Verde has been providing quality care, services and lifestyle options to older adults in Santa Barbara for nearly 50 years. Valle Verde provides residents with the continuity of a flexible, residential lifestyle, while offering the security of health care. For more information about Valle Verde, call 1-800-491-0629, visit the campus at 900 Calle de los Amigos in Santa Barbara, or visit the community’s website at ValleVerde.org.
Valle Verde is owned and managed by ABHOW, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving older adults through quality retirement housing since 1949. ABHOW seeks to enhance the well-being and security of seniors through the provision of housing, health care and supportive services, and was a pioneer in the development of CCRCs. For more information about ABHOW, visit ABHOW.com.