Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg and Green­Fields of Gene­va Earn Pres­ti­gious Accreditation

Friend­ship Senior Options is pleased to announce that both of its senior liv­ing com­mu­ni­ties: Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg and Green­Fields of Gene­va have achieved accred­i­ta­tion by the Com­mis­sion on Accred­i­ta­tion of Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Facil­i­ties-Con­tin­u­ing Care Accred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion (CARF-CCAC). This pres­ti­gious recog­ni­tion which is the result of a rig­or­ous sur­vey process, is award­ed to only 15% of the retire­ment com­mu­ni­ties nation­wide. Under­go­ing the accred­i­ta­tion process is com­plete­ly vol­un­tary and reflects an organization’s com­mit­ment to pro­vid­ing excel­lent ser­vice con­form­ing to more than 1100 strict standards.

Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg and Green­Fields of Gene­va are both Con­tin­u­ing Care Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties (CCRC’s). They offer inde­pen­dent liv­ing, assist­ed liv­ing, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, skilled nurs­ing and mem­o­ry sup­port. CARC-CCAC accred­its aging ser­vices such as CCRC’s that meet or exceed indus­try-gen­er­at­ed stan­dards of excel­lence in gov­er­nance and admin­is­tra­tion; finan­cial resources and dis­clo­sure; and res­i­dent life, health and wellness.

Stephen Yenchek, Pres­i­dent and CEO of Friend­ship Senior Options said that the dual accred­i­ta­tion is sig­nif­i­cant on sev­er­al lev­els. At one end of the spec­trum, we have Friend­ship Vil­lage, which was the first CCRC in Illi­nois to receive accred­i­ta­tion, and the only one to have received a fifth five-year accred­i­ta­tion. That’s twen­ty-five con­sec­u­tive years of excel­lence, as rec­og­nized by CARF-CCAC,” he said. At the oth­er end of the spec­trum is Green­Fields of Gene­va which cel­e­brat­ed its one year anniver­sary in Jan­u­ary. It is very unusu­al for a young orga­ni­za­tion to pur­sue accred­i­ta­tion as a new com­mu­ni­ty, rather than wait­ing until it is more estab­lished. Not only does this show con­for­mance with strict stan­dards ear­ly on, but also a will­ing­ness to use these stan­dards as a roadmap for its future.”

CARF-CCAC accred­i­ta­tion is an inten­sive process that includes col­lab­o­ra­tive review and exten­sive sur­vey­ing, assess­ment and eval­u­a­tion. Both Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg and Green­Fields of Gene­va spent months prepar­ing for the accreditation.

Yenchek said that the accred­i­ta­tion reflects Friend­ship Senior Options’ vision of being a nation­al­ly rec­og­nized leader of exem­plary senior-cen­tered ser­vices through col­lab­o­ra­tive inno­va­tion, per­se­ver­ance and growth, uphold­ing an excep­tion­al­ly high stan­dard of excellence.”

We are very proud of this offi­cial hon­or, rec­og­niz­ing what we already know to be true. Friend­ship Senior Options’ com­mu­ni­ties are ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing the very best in ser­vices to aging adults,” said Yenchek.

Friend­ship Senior Options (www​.Friend​shipSe​niorOp​tions​.org) is the not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion that spon­sors two of the Chica­go area’s lead­ing Con­tin­u­ing Care Retire­ment Com­mu­ni­ties: Green­Fields of Gene­va (www​.Green​Field​sof​Gene​va​.org) and Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg (www​.Friend​shipVil​lage​.org). Friend­ship Senior Options is at the fore­front of devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to sat­is­fy the crit­i­cal needs of the senior liv­ing mar­ket­place. Friend­ship Senior Options pro­vides a range of ser­vices for seniors in Chica­go includ­ing inde­pen­dent liv­ing, assist­ed liv­ing, skilled nurs­ing, reha­bil­i­ta­tion ther­a­py and mem­o­ry sup­port. For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion call Green­Fields of Gene­va at 6302329105 or Friend­ship Vil­lage of Schaum­burg at 8474906271.

The 75 and old­er pop­u­la­tion is grow­ing 3% faster than the total population.

—Centers for Disease Control and Prevention