Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Agency Surveys
Goodwill industries of Northeast Iowa has voluntarily participated in seeking CARF accreditation for the past 51 years. Gratefully, Goodwill has met or exceeded the standards of practice in all aspects of the agency operations and has received 17 consecutive three year accreditations.
CARF surveyors act as an independent objective review panel during a several day on-site survey process. Not only are surveyors interested in whether or not an agency is delivering service and operating administratively according to generally accepted standards, it’s prime interest is to ensure that individuals being served by the agency are receiving appropriate and effective care under safe and decent conditions.
Third quarter 2017 marks the 18th CARF survey visit of this Goodwill Industries sites and facilities. Surveyors will conduct their examinations in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Decorah, Dyersville, Maquoketa, Independence, and Waverly. Employment, residential, training, work services, respite, supportive community living, and governance standards/administrative operations will be measured against expected practice.
Ultimately Goodwill receives a written summary of activities and findings along with recommendations and or suggestions to expand or improve service delivery. Each such visit has afforded this Goodwill the opportunity to look beyond the everyday operation with an eye toward continuous improvement. We are proud and grateful to be able to invite CARF surveyors to our table.
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