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Loomis House Earns Five-year CARF Accreditation

HOLYOKE — Loomis House Continuing Care Retirement Community, now known as Day Brook Village Senior Living, has earned a five-year term of accreditation from CARF International. This latest accreditation is the third consecutive such accreditation. Loomis was the second long-term-care community in the nation to receive CARF accreditation.

“Only about 10{06cf2b9696b159f874511d23dbc893eb1ac83014175ed30550cfff22781411e5} of the continuing-care retirement communities in the country have achieved five-year accreditation status,” said Bill Jones, president of Berkshire Healthcare, which operates Day Brook Village, formerly known as Loomis House. “This is a tremendous source of pride for all of us, and it speaks volumes about the terrific work the team here does.”

In Massachusetts, only seven CCRCs hold five-year CARF accreditation, and among those, only Day Brook Village (Loomis) is also accredited for person-centered long-term care. Two of those, including Day Brook Village and Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox, are Berkshire Healthcare Systems affiliates. Day Brook Village is one of only 25 communities nationally that hold both accreditations.

An organization receiving a five-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer-review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards.

Loomis House changed its name to Day Brook Village Senior Living on Nov. 1, after becoming a member of the Berkshire Healthcare Systems family of providers late in 2017.