If and when you begin searching for a Life Plan Community (formerly known as Continuing Care Retirement Community), the importance of accreditation is significant.

Accreditation demonstrates a Life Plan Community’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the residents served. 

Williamsburg Landing is the first CARF-CCAC accredited Life Plan Community in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia and among only 15% of accredited Life Plan Communities in the country.

Beyond State Licensure - CARF-CCAC Accredited

What is CARF?

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, including aging services and medical rehabilitation among others. In 2003, CARF acquired The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC).

Today CARF-CCAC is the nation’s accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities (CCRC).

Value of CARF-CCAC Accreditation

CARF-CCAC accreditation signals a CCRC’s commitment to continually improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving its residents.

A Mark of Quality: CARF-CCAC accreditation is widely regarded as the mark of quality for aging services. To be accredited, organizations must demonstrate ongoing innovation and continued conformance to standards. This means they must be committed to continuous quality improvement in their governance and administrative structures, fiscal practices, and the care and services they provide to older adults.
A Sign of Integrity: Participating in the accreditation process means an organization has a genuine commitment to continuous self-evaluation and performance improvement guided by an external, independent, third-party accreditation organization. Everyone within the organization—staff, residents, and the board of directors—is involved in the accreditation process.
A Standard for Comparison: Accreditation is a concrete way to evaluate the many retirement living options available today. Many financial and planning advisors recommend that consumers look for the CARF-CCAC logo when choosing a provider.