Dates Set For Learning About CAHC Accreditation!

These workshops are recommended for agencies wanting to learn more about CAHC accreditation. The sessions are targeted to start ups and companies already providing service to clients that are now considering accreditation. You will learn about the CAHC standards and process. We know New Jersey home care so come prepared with your questions. For more information or to register contact or call 201-880-9135.

Wednesday, April 5  9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.   Saddle Brook


CAHC Proficient Consultants

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist health care service firms registered in New Jersey satisfactorily negotiate the accreditation process. The following individuals have met the criteria  in order to be considered proficient by CAHC as a consultant.

Barbara Cording, RN, BSN
Home Care Consulting Services LLC
Phone: 908-219-4729, 908-723-4007

Patricia O’Malley, RNMA
Professional Affiliates LLC
Phone: 321-427-4267, 800-803-6836

Sandy Contreras
One Stop Healthcare Consulting
Phone: 973-777-8483, 201-638-8583

Mindy Rosenblum
Accreditation Consulting for Home Care, LLC.
Phone: 609-955-1444

Consultant Criteria Established for CAHC Accreditation Proficiency

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist health care service firms registered in New Jersey satisfactorily negotiate the accreditation process. Agencies often call our office asking for recommendations of someone they can contact. For that reason we have developed criteria that individuals would need to complete in order to be considered proficient by CAHC as a consultant.

The following workshops total 17 hours of classroom training and attendance is required:

Overview of Standards – 3 hours

HR Intensive Review – Standard VI – 2 hours

The Role of the RN in Accreditation – 3 hours

Performance Quality Improvement – 2 hours

Preparing Your CAHC Application for Submission – 2 hours

Preparing for Your CAHC Survey – 2 hours

Avoiding Common Survey Deficiencies – 3 hours

Following completion of the workshops the potential consultant would be interviewed by the CAHC Director of Accreditation. Once approved the individual would be acknowledged by CAHC and listed on the organization’s website.

For more information, a proficient consultant application or for a list of scheduled workshops, contact Marita Drivanos, CAHC Director of Accreditation, by email at, or call 201-880-9135.

New Resource For Agencies! Save Time And Money With Our Road Map To Accreditation!

CAHC RoadmapNew Jersey’s #1 accrediting body presents an exciting new roadmap designed to get you to your required accreditation easily and quickly while empowering your staff with greater knowledge and better preparedness for your operational success.

CAHC is now including its pre-approved “Library of Forms and Policies” to all CAHC accreditation applicants taking advantage of our special “Road Map to Accreditation” offer. For a $1,500 all-inclusive fee you receive access to an unlimited number of training programs for an unlimited number of your staff until you receive your accreditation. And now, CAHC forms and policies are an added benefit to you.

For more information contact Patrice Wessel, Educator, at 201-880-9135 or







Interested In Being A CAHC Surveyor?

CAHC is looking for experienced home care nurses for per diem surveyor positions throughout New Jersey. Qualifications:

  • Current New Jersey Board of Nursing RN license in good standing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 3 years home care/community health experience
  • Familiarity with accreditation process and standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills
  • Must be knowledgable in Word and Outlook

If interested, please send your resume to Marita Drivanos, Director of Accreditation, at or call 201-880-9135 for more information.

CAHC is an equal opportunity employer.


Celebrate With CAHC on September 30!



New Jersey’s #1  Home Care Accrediting Body

Commission on Accreditation for Home Care

celebrates our 30th Anniversary!

Please join us and meet the staff of CAHC …

Place: Parsippany Sheraton

Address: 199 Smith Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Date:  Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM – Cocktails and Light Dinner served


call 908-508-1200 or email us at by September 21st

CAHC Board of Trustees Announce New Executive Director and Director of Accreditation

Donald Winant – Executive Director

Don is certainly no stranger to CAHC.  He has been a member of the CAHC Board of Trustees and has served as its President for the past 3 years.  Possessing an MBA in Finance, Don has been called upon to use his extensive executive, business and leadership acumen to keep CAHC and all of its accredited providers abreast of the many changes and challenges occurring in the New Jersey home care and companion care industries.  His strong political and state government relationships will facilitate the timely exchange of vital information among all of us.  Don is committed to expanding knowledge through educational opportunities for all providers and promoting the benefits of CAHC services to those that need accreditation.    The entire team at CAHC remains committed to its mission of maintaining best practices in delivering the highest standard of service to New Jersey’s home health care providers and for local communities and families.

Marita Drivanos – Director of Accreditation

Marita is a graduate of Holy Name Medical Center School of Nursing and Seton Hall University. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and a Certified Staff Development Specialist in Long Term Care.  As an Educator, she has guided a number of health care facilities successfully through the accreditation process.  She has been continuously responsible for education of the clinical nursing staff on Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement standards and practices.   Marita’s professional background includes experience in community and home care nursing, hospital adult and pediatric inpatient nursing, public health nursing, and clinical staff development and recruitment.  She is a Nurse Leader who strives to keep her and staff up to date with the latest “best practice” standards, state laws and regulations and news affecting the nursing profession.  Her depth of health care industry knowledge will undoubtedly prove to be a tremendous asset to our providers as we welcome her to team CAHC.