ATHENS, Ala. - Athens-Limestone HomeCare has earned reaccreditation from The Joint Commission, recognizing the agency's continued commitment to quality and safety in home health care.
To receive reaccreditation, Athens-Limestone HomeCare underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated the agency for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
Athens-Limestone HomeCare is part of LHC Group Inc., a national provider of post-acute care services. LHC Group is the only national home health provider pursuing 100 percent Joint Commission accreditation, and more than 95 percent of the company's agencies have achieved accreditation.
Established in 1988, The Joint Commission's Home Care Accreditation Program addresses a home health care organization's performance in specific areas and specifies requirements to ensure patient care and services are provided in a safe manner.
"In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Athens-Limestone HomeCare has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," said Margherita Labson, RN, executive director for home care accreditation with The Joint Commission. "Accreditation is a voluntary process, and I commend Athens-Limestone HomeCare for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and private duty locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.