The Compassus – New Orleans program is the first hospice provider in the country to earn the Age-Friendly Care at Home certification. Receiving certification from Community Health Accreditation Partners (CHAP) is no small task, given the accrediting organization’s rigorous standards. CHAP developed the Age-Friendly Care at Home certification as an extension of the Age-Friendly Health Systems program, an initiative of The John A. Hartford Foundation and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in partnership with the American Hospital Association and Catholic Health Association of the United States. The CHAP evaluation focuses on a set of four evidence-based elements established by the Age-Friendly Health System movement known as the 4Ms: What Matters, Medication, Mentation and Mobility.
“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,” Compassus Vice President of Clinical Quality and Standards Jen Hale said in a statement. “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.”
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