On With Life remains the only freestanding skilled nursing rehabilitation program in the world accredited by CARF for children and adults for both brain injury and stroke specialty after its recent CARF accreditation survey. On With Life is a world-class rehabilitation program in Ankeny that serves individuals with traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, concussion or complex neurological conditions through its continuum of care.
CARF International announced that On With Life, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its brain injury and stroke programs. With this accreditation, On With Life is the only freestanding skilled nursing rehabilitation program in the world outside of hospital accredited by CARF as an Comprehensive Integrated Inpatient Rehabilitation program in brain injury and stroke for both children and adults. This is the second accreditation for On With Life’s stroke programs and ninth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the On With Life, Inc. continuum of services for brain injury programs.
“On With Life is commended for its long-term commitment to brain injury and neurological medical rehabilitation services. Its regional and national reputation as a healthcare leader that provides and promotes exceptional medical rehabilitation practices and satisfaction of persons served is well deserved,” said the CARF surveyor team. “Dedicated and knowledgeable staff all contribute to the organization’s emerging esteemed stats as a healthcare organization. It is clearly evident that staff act as “one” in their mission to provide the highest level of care to persons served, families and the community.”
The three-year accreditation includes the following programs:
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality.
“On With Life is an outstanding leader in brain injury, stroke and neurological rehabilitation,” said Jean Shelton, CEO of On With Life. “Our team is honored to be recognized by CARF for the outstanding care, expertise, and person-centered rehabilitation we provide.”
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at www.carf.org. For more information about On With Life, Inc.’s survey report please visit www.OnWithLife.org.