Press Release – CAHC Announces New Board Trustees

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) Board of Trustees stands proud to welcome private pay representatives Larry Aronson and Adam Blecker to their Board.

Larry Aronson is the Owner of Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange and Adam Blecker is the Vice-President / Co-Founder of Seniors in Place in Springfield.  Adam also serves as President of the Home Health Services Association of New Jersey (HHSA).

“We are so pleased to have Larry and Adam join the CAHC Board.  They bring a needed private pay agency perspective to our Board.  We look forward to their support and insights as we navigate the ever evolving NJ home care landscape with our partner agencies”, said Don Winant, CAHC’s Executive Director.

Having just celebrated our 30th Anniversary, CAHC is the oldest and largest New Jersey based Home Care Accrediting Body.  As a non-profit, CAHC has a Board of Trustees consisting of 7 New Jersey home health care providers and 4 accomplished New Jersey business executives and professionals.

CAHC’s experience is unparalleled with knowledge on New Jersey’s home health care landscape, its unique best practices, its regulations and governance as well as the challenges faced by our home health care service providers regardless of their sources of income or client markets served.

For more information, call us at 201-880-9135 or visit

May 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, May 3, 2017 @ 9:30 -11:30 a.m.   Saddle Brook, NJ

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 10:00 -12:00 p.m.  Hammonton, NJ

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 10:00 -12:00 p.m.  Toms River, NJ

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 1:00 -3:00 p.m.  Saddle Brook, NJ

CAHC Introduces Tara Werner, Director of Education and Marketing

CAHC is pleased to announce that Tara Werner has joined our staff in the role of Director of Education and Marketing.

Tara brings to CAHC some outstanding talents and experiences in home health care, communications and marketing.

Having worked for Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County in Jersey City for the past 6 years, Tara’s expertise in the home health care environment is exceptional.  She knows our home health industry, its challenges, its landscape and its stakeholders.

Possessing extraordinary inter-personal abilities, Tara is passionate about networking and marketing.  Skilled in social media and newsletters, all of us can expect to see great things regarding accreditation and home health care tips as well as items of interest among our state’s home health care providers

Tara’s addition to our staff will enable CAHC to take our “Introduction to Accreditation” and “Standards Overview” courses, additional educational workshops, marketing campaigns and networking opportunities across our entire state to make your partnership with CAHC more convenient.

Tara’s email address is or she can be reached at 201-880-9135.

CAHC Proficient Consultants

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist New Jersey’s home health care service firms with guidance through their CAHC accreditation process.

To receive our most current list of consultants who have achieved the necessary credentials to be awarded CAHC accreditation proficiency, please email or call us at 201-880-9135.


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.