Aspiring To Excellence Continues at Globe Star with CARF Accreditation
Providing Quality-of-Life Services throughout northern Indiana, Indianapolis, South Bend, Warsaw, Chesterton, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and surrounding areas
By: Quality of Life Institute, Inc
CARF standards have been evolving for more than 50 years by international teams of service providers, policymakers, payers, family members, and consumers.
A CARF accreditation audit at Globe Star is performed every three years. The process applies the internationally recognized standards during an on-site survey conducted by peer surveyors. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process that distinguishes a provider's service delivery and signals to the public that the provider is committed to continuous performance improvement.
CARF accreditation promotes providers' demonstration of value and Quality Across the Lifespan® of millions of persons served through application of rigorous organizational and program standards organized around the ASPIRE to Excellence® continuous quality improvement framework. CARF accreditation has been the recognized benchmark of quality health and human services for more than 50 years.
In summary, it was stated that "Globe Star, LLC demonstrated substantial conformance to the standards. Globe Star provides a wide range of services, which include community employment, behavioral consultation, community integration, family support, respite services, and supported living, to children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Indiana. Individuals served, staff members, and other stakeholders express a high level of satisfaction with the organization and its services. The leadership team is talented; passionate; creative; and committed to caring, quality service delivery. The organization has a strong reputation in the community and is considered a valuable asset. Globe Star's innovative and creative use of technology and adaptive devices in its service delivery and business functions is impressive."
With its foundational framework of Gentle Teaching, Globe Star has always taken pride in being a learning culture, building bridges for knowledge and experience within its organization, and also offering internships for real life challenges and practicum that give guidance for strengthening competence for well-trained and grounded service providers.
In this year's report, the CARF team talked about Creating a Culture of Gentleness and stated that "Globe Star values teaching, as is evidenced in its curricula for staff members. Additionally, the organization assists with tuition for staff members to advance their education and careers. The organization provides internship opportunities to local college and university students and has expanded such opportunities to high school students."
Globe Star Executive Director Anthony M. McCrovitz says he is grateful for the professional growth and dedication of the staff and crewmembers at Globe Star, who work together in 'striving for excellence' in providing compassionate support and quality of life services to our community. He values the CARF organization and their process that measures success by the accomplishments of the individuals served by Globe Star.
For more information about the CARF accreditation process, visit http://www.carf.org/
For more information about Globe Star quality-of-life services, visit http://globe-
Anthony M. McCrovitz, Ph.D.