Five Star Quality Home Care Accreditation
Five Star Quality Home Care is accredited by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), and complies with the nationally-recognized policies for excellent care established by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). Because CHAP policies and procedures ensure the quality of care and support, you can trust that our service meets the highest standards.
Founded in 1965 as an independent non-profit, CHAP was the first accrediting body created for community-based health organizations. It was originally established as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National League for Nursing (NLN). Since spun off into its own independent non-profit corporation, it has been granted “deeming authority” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for home care and hospice support, giving it regulatory authorization to ensure standards of care are being met.
In other words, it’s the most trusted agency in home care quality assurance.
CHAP exists to provide strong, objective validation of community-based health practices by consistently measuring the quality of the services.
- CHAP motivates providers to pursue continuous improvement
- CHAP assists the public in selecting health service providers through accreditation practices
- CHAP leads by example, offering both organizational excellence and superlative performance
Policies and Procedures
CHAP offers service standards and quality processes for a wide variety of services and programs in all areas of community health, recognizing high performance and strong commitment to quality care in the following areas:
- Home Health
- Hospice Care Support
- Home Medical Equipment
- Private Duty
- Infusion Therapy Nursing
- Public Health
- Community Nursing Centers
- Supplemental Staffing Services