NEWTON, MA (January 30, 2020) – VISITING ANGELS NEWTON/CANTON, a private-pay home care agency based in Newton, has reaffirmed its commitment to quality care and ethical business practices by
earning re-Accreditation from the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. The alliance, which represents 175 home health and elder care agencies across Massachusetts, created an accreditation protocol to promote quality services, ethical business standards, and superior employment practices in an industry that lacks meaningful licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts even while it grows in popularity.
The Home Care Alliance launched this Accreditation Program for Private Pay agencies (agencies that are not paid by Medicare or Medicaid), in July 2010. Since that time, over 60 agencies have submitted documentation to show that they meet the standards established by the Alliance. The eldercare was recently revised to raise the bar to promote even higher standards for agencies seeking re-accreditation.
“The Alliance’s accreditation program demonstrates our leadership for an area that is becoming more and more important to the health care delivery system in Massachusetts,” said Patricia Kelleher, executive director of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts. “The revised standards highlight our agencies’ best practices, and will help guide members of the public as they choose who will take care of their loved ones in their homes.”