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Coming Soon – CAHC Manual 7.0


Since May of 2018, the CAHC Board of Trustees’ Standards Committee has been extremely busy analyzing DCA’s Rules and Regulations and cross referencing each one of them to insure that our Standards/Intents directly align.

The Committee then drafted CAHC Manual Version 7.0 which incorporates needed updates while eliminating those that are no longer applicable today in our state’s governance of home health care service providers.

We are extremely pleased to announce that CAHC Standards 7.0 was fully approved by the CAHC Board of Trustees at their April, 2019 meeting.

While we continue to work the 7.0 draft to its proofed completion, we want to share with you some of its highlights. We believe that you will be extremely pleased; especially knowing that you can immediately begin implementing these changes and taking relief of what is no longer needed in your future accreditation renewal processes.

Here are just a few preliminary highlights:

1) 30 day calls – Nurse Supervisor shall, not less than once during each 30-day period during which the field staff is rendering services in the home care setting, inquire of the field staff and such other persons as may be necessary to determine whether the plan of care is adequate to meet the patient’s needs, document the findings and immediately take corrective action, if deemed necessary.

2) 50 mile restriction – removed totally and throughout.

3) Field Staff In-services – Only mandatory on the orientation! CHHA continuing in-services is now placed in your hands to decide when to provide updated information while empowering you to determine skill development training to enhance service provisions to your clientele.

4) Director of Nursing credentials – BS degree in nursing, plus two years combined public health nursing with progressive professional responsibilities in public health nursing. In place of a BS degree, the Director of Nursing shall have three years of combined public health nursing and progressive professional responsibilities in public health nursing. Furthermore, any allied health care professional with BS/BA degree or higher and at least two years of public health experience can act as Clinical Director/ Health care provider Supervisor of HCSF.

5) Annual TB screening – CDC based questionnaire to see if any risk factors/symptoms of active disease are indicated. If risk factors are present, TB/LTBI screening and MD referral are required prior to returning to work as per CDC guidelines.

Download – TBQ Questionnaire

We are planning to complete our CAHC Accreditation Manual 7.0 by October of this year; upon which all of you will be mailed a fresh, new, hardcopy print. An electronic version will be emailed to you and available online for download.

In addition, we will create a Webinar presentation of all changes that you will be able to view at anytime from anywhere.

As you have come to trust, CAHC staff will always be available to answer any questions you may have.

Accreditation Webinars

In order to accommodate all Home Health Care Service Firms needing accreditation to renew their HCSF license this June,

featuring our “Steps-To-Accreditation” Webinar Library:

  1. Overview of CAHC Accreditation Standards
  2. Role of an RN in Home Care Accreditation
  3. Deep Dive – CAHC Standards IV and V
  4. Preparing for your CAHC Survey
  5. Avoiding Common Accreditation Survey Deficiencies
  6. Performance Quality Improvement – PQI
With CAHC’s Accreditation Manual at your fingertips,
these recorded webinars will empower you and your staff with knowledge and present you with step-by-step guidance
so you attain your accreditation fast!
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CNBC Features Homewatch CareGivers

CNBC selects Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange, a CAHC accredited provider, to take a look at our home health care industry, its present and future employment opportunities and the tremendous value and pivotal roles of properly trained home health care aides as the waves of aging baby boomers want to remain in their own homes.


“NEW” Webinar and Workshop Schedule

“NEW” Webinar and Upcoming Workshop Schedule

   CAHC is pleased to present our upcoming educational schedule and excited to announce that most of our programs will soon be available via webinars for the convenience of your staff.

You are now able to view all of our accreditation and staff development schedules on CAHC’s website calendar, where you can click on any calendar item for more information with a “Register Now” link!

If you normally visit CAHC’s Workshop page, you will now see new links that will take you to our full catalog of offerings, schedules and registrations.


CLICK here  to see our full catalog of offerings, schedules and registrations

CAHC’s New Accreditation Mentor

The Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) is extremely excited to announce the appointment of Paula Pedersen to our newly created position of Accreditation Mentor and Education Coordinator. Paula is a Registered Nurse with a BSN as well as a Masters in Nursing.

CAHC is committed to investing in our accredited providers. Paula’s addition to our staff advances that investment with you as CAHC now provides mentoring services for all home health care service providers partnering with CAHC to attain their required accreditation.

As Paula mentors you, she will also administer CAHC’s educational offerings for your home health care staff development to empower them with knowledge on rules and regulations and industry best practices to enable better service deliverables for your patients served.

Paula’s understanding and practiced experience in our state’s home health care industry is likely without equal. She is an exceptionally gifted educator who openly shares her knowledge to better understand home health care accreditation so you get accredited quicker and easier. Perhaps most significant given today’s home care competitive landscape, Paula is the “go-to” person with “know-how” solutions as she has operated home health care service agencies

Paula’s addition to our staff adds another great reason why CAHC is the accrediting partner of choice for New Jersey’s home health care service providers.

CAHC Certified Consultants

CAHC recognizes that there is a market for consultants who can assist New Jersey’s home health care service firms with on-site 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 call us at 201-880-9135.