Counseling Services (ACS) sites recently earned the highest form of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) after passing a three-day survey conducted by the non-profit organization.

The three-year accreditation highlights quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served by Arbour Counseling Services.

Recognized nationally as an indication of a standard of quality of care, the accreditation is important in several major
mentation, staff training, health and safety issues, information gathering and forecasting, as well as efficiency, patient satisfaction and accessibility.

“It takes a lot of hard work, cooperation and coordination. All center directors, office managers and medical personnel had to work as a team in order to ensure standards were being met at each site,” Gaudet explained.

Gaudet assisted the directors and managers on protocols and best practices to ensure the CARF standards were met. “If it were not for the concerted efforts of all this could not be accomplished,” he said.