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Accreditation and Certification

Lutheran Home is accredited and certified by The Joint Commission

Joint Commission - National Quality Approval
Lutheran Home has received Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Certification in both Post-Acute Care and Memory Care from The Joint Commission.

The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s oldest and largest standard-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits healthcare organizations and programs throughout the United States.

To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years. The Joint Commission’s standards of quality look at indicators such as patient rights, patient treatment, medication safety, and infection control, as well as other indicators of patient-centered and resident-centered care. Standards are developed within the organization with input from healthcare professionals, providers, subject matter experts, consumers and government agencies such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

The Nursing Care Center Accreditation program is designed to help providers achieve, maintain, and demonstrate consistent excellence in the services they provide.

Post-Acute Care Certification from The Joint Commission honors Lutheran Home’s ability to provide advanced rehabilitative services to patients or residents within a nursing care center setting. Post-Acute rehabilitation at Pleasant View consistently and successfully transitions patients from an acute care setting or hospital, to an intermediate level of care to promote their eventual return home. Examples of post-acute care may include post-operative care, orthopedic rehabilitation, respiratory care, patient-specific wound care and care after illness. Rehabilitation and care provided at Pleasant View exceeds requirements set by State and Federal government bodies. The patient-centered rehabilitation program at Lutheran Home is called MyRehab.

Memory Care Certification honors Lutheran Home’s unique memory care program, called MyTapestry. Like a tapestry, every life is a unique combination of experiences, beliefs, preferences, routines and day-to-day rhythms, woven together to create a one-of-a-kind individual. Memory care professionals within MyTapestry take the time to learn about each individual resident, often by talking with family members, to gain an understanding of his or her unique history, preferences, dietary needs and rhythms of daily life. This certification recognizes a successful organizational learning culture which extends to families and their
social support.

For more information about Lutheran Home, please call (847) 368-7400.