More News Coverage of Accredited Members, Ctd.

More announcements in local press about members who have received the Alliance’s Agency Accreditation:

Community Nurse Private Care

…[A] private-pay home care agency, based in Fairhaven and Dartmouth, is among the first in the state to earn accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts…

“We are proud to be in the initial group of home care agencies to promote these accreditation standards that convey Community Nurse & Hospice Care’s commitment to quality,” CEO and President Jane Stankiewicz said. “The peace of mind for our clients is paramount and we are hopeful people will continue to see the advantages of keeping people independent in their homes and communities.”

Northeast HomeCare

…Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals’ private-duty home care agency was one of the first organizations in the state to earn accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The alliance represents 170 home health and elder care agencies across Massachusetts and has created an accreditation protocol to promote quality services, ethical business standards and superior employment practices.

Since Massachusetts does not offer a specific license for private pay home care agencies, the Alliance created a Home Care Agency Accreditation Program in July 2010 to establish operational and quality standards equivalent to licensure in most other states.

Accreditation is only awarded to agencies that meet or exceed all fourteen standards relating to: client rights,
privacy, and complaint procedures; protections against abuse; fair employment practices; caregiver criminal background screening; competency, training and supervision; insurance coverage; and compliance with all applicable federal, state & local laws.

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Author: Tom Meyer

Tom Meyer is the Alliance's Membership Coordinator and Webmaster. His email address is

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