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Glenmeadow Earns Five-year Accreditation

LONGMEADOW — Glenmeadow Inc. has been reaccredited as a continuing-care retirement community for a fourth time by the nation’s only accrediting body for such communities, joining the fewer than 15{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} around the country that achieve this milestone.

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC), acquired by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2003 and known in the industry as CARF-CCAC, is the only nationally recognized organization that evaluates and accredits continuing-care retirement communities. Its accreditation of Glenmeadow extends through 2020; Glenmeadow first received accreditation from CARF-CCAC in 2001.

“We are very proud to have earned accreditation,” said Timothy Cotz, Glenmeadow president and CEO. “This represents a team effort involving staff, residents, and board members.”

Cotz said Glenmeadow voluntarily applied for reaccreditation and participated in a rigorous self-study, on-site evaluation, and in-depth review by CCAC-CARF. The process took nearly a year to complete.

Highlighting the survey team’s findings, Brian Boon, CARF-CCAC president and CEO, said, “Glenmeadow is led by a strong and dedicated board of directors that is very active and involved in the community and has a strong commitment of service to the persons served. In addition, the organization is managed by a seasoned and compassionate leadership team. The CEO demonstrated the exceptional ability to interact with residents, families, staff at all levels, and the board.”

CARF-CCAC said an organization receiving a five-year accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer-review process and has demonstrated that it meets standards of excellence in three critical areas: resident life, health, and wellness; financial resources and disclosure; and governance and administration. In its survey summary, CARF-CCAC noted, “there is a strong sense of satisfaction throughout the organization, making it an exciting place to live and work. The staff and persons served take great pride in their community, and the relationships with each other foster a culture of trust and acceptance.”

Established in 1884, Glenmeadow provides independent and assisted living at its campus at 24 Tabor Crossing in Longmeadow and offers at-home services throughout Greater Springfield. For more information, visit glenmeadow.org. For more information about the accreditation process, visit www.carf.org.

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