The Joint Commission
Wednesday 10:43 CST, February 21, 2018

Nursing Care Center

The Joint Commission’s Nursing Care Center Accreditation Program was launched in 1966. Today, more than 1,000 organizations offering long term care services are accredited.

Organizations eligible for long term care accreditation include those with:

  • Beds licensed by the state as nursing home beds, excluding intermediate care facilities specializing in care for individuals with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.
  • Beds designated as long term care beds under a hospital license, excluding beds belonging to a long term acute care hospital and hospital swing beds.
  • Beds, units or facilities certified by Medicare or Medicaid as skilled nursing facility beds.
  • Beds, units or facilities designated as long term care by a governmental entity, such as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs or a state authority.

For more information see Facts about the Nursing Care Center Accreditation.

Quality Check

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