06 Nov

H.J. McFarland Memorial Home earns prestigious accreditation

Picton, ON – H.J. McFarland Memorial Home recently achieved the highest level of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities Canada (CARF).

“I am overjoyed to see our long-term care facility garner this recognition,” says Robert Quaiff, Mayor, County of Prince Edward. “On behalf of Council, I extend my congratulations to the leadership team and staff. They have made tremendous progress in the past several years, and we are seeing the results of their hard work and dedication.”

Accreditation is an ongoing process that distinguishes a provider’s service delivery. Accreditation demonstrates the provider’s commitment to performance improvement, responsiveness to feedback, and accountability to the community and other stakeholders.

“The outstanding dedication of our staff made accreditation possible,” says Kim Mauro, Administrator, H.J. McFarland Memorial Home. “I am pleased that CARF has recognized the work we do on a daily basis to maintain the highest quality of care for our residents. Accreditation will bring stability and provide a solid foundation to support the redevelopment efforts of H.J. McFarland Memorial Home beyond 2021.”

In its report, CARF praised H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for its strengths. A few areas that CARF specifically highlighted include:

• The clean and safe home-like environment
• The quality of the nutritional services tailored to meet the individual needs of residents
• The enhanced health and safety processes
• The strong relationship-centred culture that focuses on respect for each person
• The experience, commitment, and compassion of all team members

H.J. McFarland Memorial Home is accredited until August 31, 2021, during which time it must continue to comply with all accreditation policies and procedures. In the coming weeks, H.J. McFarland Memorial Home will prepare and submit a quality improvement plan to CARF that addresses all of the recommendations in the report.

The full report is posted on the H.J. McFarland Memorial Home website.

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For media inquiries, please contact Mark Kerr, Media and Communications Coordinator, at 613.476.2148 ext. 1009 or by email at mkerr@pecounty.on.ca.