Why Standards Matter

Joint Commission standards help you develop strategies to address the most complex issues and identify key vulnerabilities in the patient care experience. Developed with input from health care professionals, providers, consumers, and other experts, the standards ensure a comprehensive review of your patient care process.

Explore Our Standards

We offer both print and electronic versions of our home care standards manual. Organizations can request free 90-day access to our online standards manual (E-dition).

Assess Your Readiness for Accreditation

Now that you've seen the standards, is your organization ready to implement them? You can assess your readiness in a variety of ways, including:

  • Compare your processes to the standards. Walk through your home care processes and see how well you meet the requirements.
  • Identify gaps in compliance. Document areas where improvement is needed. This will help target your efforts and prioritize where resources need to be allocated.
  • Develop timetable to compliance. Once you've identified areas for improvement, assign completion dates for each gap identified. This will help you formulate a readiness date for your on-site survey.