Thrive at Home is CARF Accredited for its Life-Care-at-Home Sevice

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Thrive at Home is CARF accredited for its life-care-at-home service


Thrive at HomeSM with Whitney Center has been and remains CARF accredited since 2018.  The CARF program is the internationally-recognized benchmark of quality health and human services.

At the time of the program’s accreditation Thrive at Home was the only life care at home program in the country with this accreditation.

Thrive at Home is a health and wellness membership program that helps members remain healthy and independent in their own homes for “the rest of their lives.” It affords members long-term personal care and services—if they are needed—in their own homes at no extra cost, depending on the membership level chosen. A team of Personal Service Partners are ready to assist members with virtually any need, including helping them navigate the health care system, arranging for care, and helping them manage property damage from a recent tornado.

To become accredited, Thrive at Home demonstrated its compliance with the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities’ (CARF) standards of excellence in governance and administration, finance, strategy, and health and wellness.

CARF’s standards in the category of “Home and Community Services” include fostering “a culture that supports autonomy, diversity, and individual choice,” while promoting the quality of life of the person served, according to the accreditation report. Accredited providers are also committed to continuous performance improvement and accountability to the community.

Indeed, as the costs of health care continue to rise, Thrive at Home protects members’ assets from being exhausted by future care needs. The nationwide average annual cost of homemaker-companion services is over $100,000, according to a survey commissioned by Genworth in 2017. Nursing homes can cost over $500,000 annually.

Thrive at Home was started by Whitney Center, a not-for-profit senior living community occupying a 15-acre campus in the New Haven area of Connecticut. The program is an extension of Whitney Center’s mission of achieving excellence in senior living.

Anyone wishing to learn more about Thrive at Home can contact executive director Michelle M. Pandolfi at 203-848-2626 and Thrive at Home regularly holds interactive overview seminars throughout the area where people can bring their questions and learn more about the program.