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The Standards

Our accreditation standards focus on the areas critical to the quality, safety and experience of the resident. Experts in the field of geriatrics, dementia care, rehabilitation, infection control, and senior housing were actively engaged in a collaborative effort to design standards that align with industry practices. Developed with consideration to state regulations, local Life Safety Codes, scientific evidence and best practices, the standards also ensure a comprehensive review of your resident care process.

Try the Standards for Free

We offer a free 90-day trial of the assisted living community standards for organizations who are considering accreditation but have not yet applied. Reviewing the standards is key to assessing your readiness to apply for accreditation.

Assess Your Readiness for Accreditation

Is your organization ready to implement the standards? You can assess your readiness in a variety of ways, including:

  • Conduct mock surveys. Walk through your facility 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 for 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.