Kendal at Lexington® Awarded Five-Year Accreditation by CARF International

(Lexington, Virginia) March 27, 2014 – Kendal at Lexington®, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community, has been awarded a five-year term of accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) of CARF International.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.  CARF-CCAC is the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities. Consumers can feel confident that an accredited community conforms to the highest standards of care and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to quality.

In order to achieve a five-year term of accreditation, Kendal at Lexington participated in a rigorous peer review process. A multi-disciplinary team of industry experts conducted an on-site assessment of Kendal at Lexington’s program and business practices. This three-day process included a thorough review of all documentation, an inspection of the campus, and interviews with Kendal residents, family members and staff.

“CARF recognizes that performance cannot be static in a rapidly expanding and changing marketplace,” states Mina Tepper, Kendal at Lexington’s executive director. “CARF sets a high standard and it’s an honor to earn this accreditation. I’m grateful to the residents, family members and board members who actively participated in the process. I’d also like to thank the Kendal staff for their hard work and dedication towards achieving this goal. It was a true team effort.”

Kendal at Lexington was commended by CARF for having an exceptionally resident-directed community. Independent living residents serve on governing committees, plan their own activities and stay engaged in the overall operations of the organization. Kendal’s board of directors was also recognized as being uniquely qualified and involved.

About Kendal at Lexington: Kendal at Lexington is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in charming Lexington, VA. It is affiliated with the Kendal System, a not-for-profit organization based in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.


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