Preferred Marks 20 Years Of CHAP Accreditation

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It’s a milestone to brag about! For its nationally recognized standards of excellence, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Inc. (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown and offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, has achieved 20 years of continuous accreditation by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc.)., a demanding national accrediting organization for the home health care industry.

The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long-term viability, which signify better quality care. By achieving CHAP accreditation, PHHC also meets the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

“Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Barbara McCann, CHAP President and CEO. “We are excited to continue our partnership with PHHC by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

Since 1993, PHHC has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, 45 Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Toms River; Galloway; Elmwood Park; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com. for more information.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care. For more information about the CHAP Accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. or via phone at 202.862.3413.

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