Hospice Offices Recognized for Meeting Highest Industry Standards

DALLAS—AccentCare’s hospice offices were reaccredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) in September. This demonstrates that AccentCare meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards for hospice services. Through rigorous evaluation, CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability.

Seven of its hospice locations were reaccredited by CHAP, including:

  • Texas Home Health Hospice in Austin, Beaumont, Houston, Longview and Waco, Texas
  • Guardian Hospice in Franklin, Tennessee
  • AccentCare Hospice in Windsor, Colorado

AccentCare’s two newest locations, El Centro, California, and College Station, Texas, were already previously accredited.

“We are proud to continue our CHAP accreditation,” said AccentCare CEO Steve Rodgers. “Since 2013, AccentCare has maintained this accreditation. This is once again a testament to the quality care that our compassionate organization provides to our patients.”

CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accreditor for community-based health care organizations. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services to determine whether they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP accreditations are effective for three years.

AccentCare Community Outreach

AccentCare, Inc. is honored to serve all patients with exceptional clinical services within a culture of caring and compassion, as evidenced by its philanthropic and community efforts.

The AccentCare Hospice Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing financial assistance to hospice patients and their families with needs that cannot be met by traditional funding sources.

AccentCare is honored to serve all patients, including those who served our country. Through its partnership with We Honor Veterans, AccentCare provides specialized community hospice care programs uniquely devoted to veterans, such as its veteran-to-veteran volunteer services as well as customized outreach programs.

About AccentCare

AccentCare is a nationwide leader in post-acute health care as well as specialized care management prior to acute episodes. Its wide variety of innovative services ranges from personal, non-medical care to skilled nursing, rehabilitation, hospice and care management. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, AccentCare has more than 17,000 compassionate professionals in over 110 locations across 10 states.

AccentCare’s mission is to deliver consistently exceptional care for its expanding list of clients/patients and their families. The agency is committed to improving the quality of living for more than 70,000 individuals each year.