CARF International recently announced that Oak-Leyden Developmental Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its Lifelong Learning Centers and Residential Services for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The latest accreditation is the tenth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to Oak-Leyden.
This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.
During the most recent review, CARF identified the strength and progression of Oak-Leyden’s Board of Directors, staff members, and new executive leadership. It recognized the improved quality and personalization of our Lifelong Learning Centers and Residential Services. The CARF-accredited Residential Services at Oak-Leyden provide adults with developmental disabilities with comfortable, family-like homes in communities throughout the greater Chicago area. These homes offer 24-hour support and care that promotes the personal independence and physical well-being of our residents. The CARF-accredited Lifelong Learning Centers operate adult day programs in Oak Park and Elmwood Park. Program offerings include community-oriented activities and outings, vocational services, and a supported employment program.