Nua Healthcare is proud to announce renewed international accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), having achieved an outstanding 96.5% conformance against 1,630 standards applied during its recent survey.
“This achievement is an indication of Nua Healthcare’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the persons served”. Brian Boon, President / CEO - CARF
Achieving CARF accreditation involves demonstrating conformance against CARF standards, evidenced through observable practices, verifiable results over time, and comprehensive supporting documentation.
Nua’s CARF Accreditation extends through to August 2022 and applies to the following areas;
- Behavioural Consultation Services
- Community Housing
- Community Integration
- Inpatient Treatment: Mental Health (Adults)
Nua’s re-accreditation process consisted of confidential interviews and direct interactions; direct observations of operations and service delivery practices; observation at all locations where services are delivered and review of all organisational documentation such as; policies and procedures, promotional material, governing documents and others as deemed necessary to determine conformance to standards.
Some extracts from Nua’s CARF report;
- “Nua is complimented for its commitment to provide services for a very difficult population that otherwise would have nowhere else to go except institutional care. To provide these hyper-cautious, individually designed, and intensive supports, the organisation has committed tremendous resources and developed an extraordinary team of educated and enthusiastic staff”.
- “The continued expansion of the organisation is a reflection of strong leadership and strategic planning that honours the needs of multiple stakeholders, who express strong satisfaction with overall services”.
- “Nua is acknowledged for its efforts to meet the unique needs of its service users. Extensive assessments are completed to determine the best environment and supports needed for each person, and extensive transition plans are developed and implemented. The commitment to standalone cottages/apartments at some centres demonstrates this”.
- “Employees of Nua are and feel very supported by the leaders of the organisation. As a result, the staff are committed and enthusiastic about the work they do each day”.
- “The focus on a person-centred approach is evident throughout Nua’s services. Resources and materials are adapted to meet service users where they are at so they can take control of and make information choices about their daily activities and the outcomes they want to pursue”.
- “Stakeholders, including employees, service users, community members, and parents and guardians, were very positive about the organisation. They cited excellent open communication, emphasis on choice, rights and desires of individuals, as well as the health and safety of the service users as things they appreciated about Nua”.
- “Nua does an excellent job of organising services between its programmes so that there is continuity between implementing personal plan strategies and providing the service users with a variety of avenues to work on goals. This also provides the service users with multiple opportunities to socialise and participate in leisure activities with their peers as well as other members of their communities”.
- “Staff members throughout the organisation appear competent, skilled, and exceptionally person-centred in their work. Throughout the survey, teamwork, effective communication, and consistently caring and positive attitudes were observed”.
- “Nua is recognised for its stalwart endeavours to create individualised and extensive supports for persons with difficult challenges, fostering momentous repatriation of Irish citizens who were receiving these specialised services in other Countries”.
To read the full report, please follow this link.
NAS - Autism Accreditation
Since 2009, Nua Healthcare’s Adult Residential Services have attained Autism Accreditation through The National Autistic Society's Autism Accreditation Programme in the United Kingdom. The accreditation is an autism-specific quality assurance programme for hundreds of organisations throughout the UK and across the world such as; local authorities, NHS trusts, education authorities, local autistic societies and private companies. Autism Accreditation is valid for a 3-year period and in December 2018, Nua Healthcare successfully attained renewed accredited status. By providing a unified standard of excellence and a systematic framework for continuous self-examination and development, the programme aims to continuously improve the quality of service provision for people with Autism and Asperger Syndrome. We feel our renewed status is as a direct result of our continuous quality improvement programme over the past decade and a half.
Nua Healthcare is especially proud to have been the first internationally accredited provider of Autism Services for Adults in the Republic of Ireland.
Nua’s Adult Residential Services with Autism Accredited Status include;
- Kilbride House, Co. Laois
- Taliesin House & Log Cabins, Co. Laois
- Killeen Lodge, Co. Kildare
- The Willows, Co. Kildare
- Winterdown, Co. Kildare
To read the full report, please follow this link