Zepf Center is accredited through 2017 by Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. CARF International is an international, independent, nonprofit accreditor of human service providers.
Founded in 1966, CARF is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes quality rehabilitation services. It does this by establishing standards of quality for organizations to use as guidelines in developing and offering their programs or services to consumers. CARF uses the standards to determine how well an organization is serving its consumers and how it can improve.
A provider may earn accreditation for its programs or services after demonstrating it substantially conforms to CARF standards. To determine this conformance, a team of professional CARF surveyors personally visits the provider, generally for two to three days, to interview people, review documents, and observe services.
The surveyors also provide consultation to enhance the provider's standards conformance.
CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and that its focus is on consumer satisfaction.
Community mental health agencies require certification by the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) when they provide mental health services that are funded by a community mental health board or when they are subject to Department licensure of a residential facility according to section 5119.22 of the Revised Code.
Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.
The number of unintentional drug overdose deaths in Ohio increased again in 2015, driven by a sharp rise in fentanyl-related deaths, according to a new report released by the Ohio Department of Health(ODH).
The number of fentanyl-related deaths in Ohio has increased from 84 in 2013, to 503 in 2014 and rose to 1,155 in 2015. Overall, drug overdose deaths in Ohio increased from 2,531 in 2014 to 3,050 in 2015.
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The Zepf Center's Art Group currently has an art display set up at the Sanger Branch Library!VIEW MORE
Some medicines and medical conditions can make the body overheat, especially during hot and humid weather. When the body overheats, heat-related illness can cause death if not treated.VIEW MORE