Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

BFAIR Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

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Katrina Cardillo, Director of Marketing
kcardillo@bfair.org

BFAIR
771 South Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
413.664.9382
www.bfair.org

Mar. 14, 2019 (North Adams, MA) – BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources) received a three-year Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) accreditation for their Community Integration and AFC (Adult Foster Care) services.  The accreditation extends through 2022.

During the evaluation process BFAIR was praised on the dedication of the leadership, Board, and staff being strongly invested in the mission of the agency.  Consumers, families and stakeholders are highly satisfied with the level of services and communication that BFAIR offers including health and safety. According to Alex Kastrinakis, BFAIR Board Chair, “Our AFC, Day Habilitation and support staff are to be congratulated for the outstanding results of the CARF survey.”

BFAIR is person-centered in service delivery with plans for each person served and ensures that individuals, staff, and leadership are continuously involved in the local community through activities and partnerships with local organizations.

“As we speed into our 25th year this September, I am proud of our program staff and leadership team for consistently supporting our mission as they come to work, truly living and breathing what we do. Their dedication to offering quality services is evident as we see the people we support treated with dignity and accomplishing personal goals everyday”, said Rich Weisenflue, CEO of BFAIR.

About BFAIR

Since 1994, BFAIR providing adult family care (AFC), residential, in-home clinical services, employment and day services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, autism and homecare services for older adults.

About CARF

CARF International, a group of companies that includes CARF Canada and CARF Europe, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider's commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery. (www.carf.org)

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