Accreditation and Awards
Accreditation and Awards Validate Our Ongoing Commitment to Excellence.
You do not have to rely on our word alone when it comes to our commitment to excellence. Presbyterian SeniorCare Network voluntarily pursues accreditation through independent, expert organizations and has received numerous awards and recognitions that validate our quality and dedication to continuous improvement and innovation in our field.
Presbyterian SeniorCare and its affiliates accredited by CARF
CARF stands for: Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. The CARF seal of approval shows that we are dedicated to excellence in care. CARF provides a visible symbol that assures the public of our commitment to continually enhance the quality of services and programs with a focus on the satisfaction of our residents and their family members.
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has achieved accreditation with CARF since 2006. Each accreditation lasts for five years. We have achieved accreditation in several areas, including:
- As a Network. This means we are accredited as a whole system.
- Longwood at Oakmont has achieved accreditation as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, a designation held since 2001
- All nursing communities in the Network have been accredited as Person-Centered LongTerm Care Communities since 2011.
- In 2016, we pursued and received new designations in Assisted Living, Dementia Care Specialty Program, and Home and Community Services.
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Receives SAGECare credential
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network has earned the SAGECare credential for being trained in LGBTQ cultural competency.
A SAGECare credential indicates that a provider has completed training on LGBTQ+ aging by SAGECare Leadership or Certified Trainers, using SAGE-certified curricula. Presbyterian SeniorCare Network earned the Platinum credential, signifying that at least 80 percent of its team members have taken one hour of LGBTQ aging training (in-person or digitally).
By earning this credential, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network joins hundreds of other leading organizations across the country in demonstrating a strong commitment to creating safe, positive environments for LGBTQ+ aging adults.
SAGECare is a division of SAGE, the country’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ older adults. Agencies that have earned a credential are listed on the SAGECare website.
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network Recognized for Innovation in Dementia Care
- Presbyterian SeniorCare Network was recognized nationally in 2015 by LeadingAge, the association representing 6,000 not-for-profit organizations across the senior care industry, for Excellence in Dementia Care for piloting the SilentAlert Resident Monitor System at Woodside Place. The system was developed by NewCare Solutions and significantly reduced the number of night time falls.
- In 2011, the Woodside Place program “In the Moment” was featured on WQED’s Pittsburgh 360. A Woodside Place Art Therapist proposed the program, which was modeled on a program at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and developed it with the Carnegie Museum of Art. The program has been expanded and is offered to many dementia care providers, and in 2012 won the Innovation of the Year Award from LeadingAge PA. In 2014, the Art Therapist that developed the program was honored with the Outstanding Program award by the Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute.
- Woodside Place received numerous design awards, including the American Institute of Architects Ten-year Award in 2007 for its innovative dementia-specific design.
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