Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico (PRS-NM) Awarded Three-Year CARF Accreditation
CARF International announces that Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico, Inc. (PRS-NM) has been accredited for a period of three years for its Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living programs. The latest accreditation is the fifth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has awarded to Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico, Inc. (PRS-NM) .
By pursuing and achieving accreditation, Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico, Inc. (PRS-NM) has demonstrated that it meets international standards for quality and is committed to pursuing excellence.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico, Inc. (PRS-NM) is a nonprofit organization that has been providing Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living programs in the Las Cruces area since 2001.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcome of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.
Comments from Surveyors from the November 2015 survey were:
“The organization’s leadership effectively communicates its values, which include individual choices, dignity, respect, inclusion, and strong natural supports.”
“PRS-NM demonstrates a person-centered philosophy through its provision of quality services that is evidenced by the choices made by persons served.”
“Family members/guardians and other stakeholders consistently commented on the positive manner about the care and individualized attention the persons served received from the organization’s staff members.”
“Employees demonstrate a high level of competence and enthusiasm relating to the wants and needs or persons served and their employment in general.”
Progressive Residential Services of New Mexico, Inc. (PRS-NM) is very proud to have been awarded another Three-Year Accreditation. Thank you to all the administration and staff who devote their time and dedicate their lives to enhancing the lives of those we serve.
The 2011-2012 Outcome Report is available to view and download by clicking on the link below:
PRS-NM Outcome Report
The Notice of Privacy Practices is available to view and download by clicking on the link below:
PRS-NMNotice of Privacy Practices
What is a CARF Survey?
As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF to send a team of surveyors to visit its site and evaluate its services for quality. The surveyors consult with leadership and staff members, and interview people who use the provider's services. Based on the surveyors' review, the provider may be awarded accreditation for a term of one or three years, or for CARF-CCAC accreditation, a term of up to five years. In some cases, the provider may need to improve its services before it can become accredited.
What Distinguishes our Accreditation Survey?
We believe that accreditation is a partnership with the service provider. The survey is consultative rather than inspective. The survey team recommends improvements to services. We allow you to seek accreditation with the program standards that match your needs -- including the option to blend from different standards manuals to accurately reflect your agency's multi-faceted services.
What distinguishes an accredited organization? Organizations that have achieved accreditation demonstrate:
- A higher degree of internal quality.
- Greater involvement of persons served in their services.
- Increased cohesion among staff members at all levels within the organization.
- Enhanced status of the surveyed services within the community.
When your organization is accredited, the public is assured that you are committed to continually improving the quality of your services and your organization's focus is on service outcomes and customer feedback and satisfaction.
PRS-NM has continually received 3-year accreditation status with CARF. For more information about CARF and its standards please visit: http://www.carf.org