#residential home care
Residential Hospice is an accredited hospice agency by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) in both Michigan and Illinois. CHAP s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care. Through deeming authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards.
All Residential Hospice nurses and nursing assistants are encouraged to be certified through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN), the national organization that advances quality in the provision of care to patients and families facing life-limiting illnesses. NBCHPN promotes delivery of comprehensive palliative and hospice care by providing and measuring a ‘gold’ standard of knowledge required for certification, encouraging personal and professional growth in the practice of hospice and palliative care, and much more.