It is essential to establish standards that provide a framework on which to build a quality private duty organization. This framework, based on standards, will ultimately contribute to consumer protection for those served by the private duty home care organizations. This is exactly what is happening within many states right now: the need to put some type of standards in place with possible regulation by the state legislation.
The accreditation process requires an organization to undertake a comprehensive self examination of all aspects of the business. This is accomplished through a self study which serves as a detailed check list for compliance with the standards.
With rapid growth and new business opportunities in private pay home care services, the basic values of home care’s rich heritage must be upheld from the business plan to the daily operations of service delivery to the clients and families. These values include caring, ethics in business, lifelong learning, leadership through service, and promotion of health and independence and peaceful death.