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Quickly, Effortlessly, Elite Accreditation leads you to your CLHF Success!


A state license is required to operate a CLHF in California, which is defined as: CLHF means a residential home with a capacity, of no more than 12 beds, except as provided in Sections 1250(i)(4)(A) & (B) of the Health and Safety (H&S) Code. CLHFs provide inpatient care, including the following basic services: medical supervision, 24-hour skilled nursing and supportive care, pharmacy, dietary, social, and recreational.


Also, CLHFs shall provide at least one type of service specified in Sections 1250(i)(2)(A), (B), & (C) of the H&S Code. The primary need of congregate living health facility residents shall be for availability of skilled nursing care on a recurring, intermittent, extended, or continuous basis. This care is generally less intense than that provided in general acute care hospitals but more intense than that provided in skilled nursing facilities (SNF).


 Please NOTE the following:


1. CLHF standards are found in Section 1267.13 of the H&S Code. In addition to these standards, CLHFs are required to conform to the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, SNF regulations,except for those sections or portions of sections specified in Section 1267.13(n) of the H&S Code. (These requirements in subsection 1267.13(n) are so specific to SNFs; CLHFs were exempted from compliance with these sections.)


2. Any requests for EXCEPTIONS to the REGULATIONS pursuant to Section 1267.13 of the H&S must submit the following:


a. Identify the standard for which the exception is sought;


b. State the rationale for the request, and;


c. Submit supportive documentation that demonstrates clearly that health, safety, and quality of care will not be compromised by the exception.

Elite Accreditation is the experienced CLHF (congregate living health facility) consultant you need on your team to accurately get and maintain your CLHF whether just starting out, or been in business for some time.  The consultants at Elite Accreditation works on your behalf to demonstrate compliancy to the rules and regulations governing the state your CLHF resides.

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Our firm highly recommends the accrediting agency CIHQ for your accreditation needs.

Our firm has come to realize that in order for Congregate Living Facilities to be reimbursed by the private sector of insurances, they are requiring you to become accredited in order for them to agree to pay your claims.  To do this, there is only one company that we have worked with and we find that they are the best!  The company is the CIHQ, and they are efficient, time-sensitive to your needs.  I cannot say enough wonderful things about them, they are just simply great!  We have referred many clients, and all our clients have achieved accreditation without any failures.  Their standards are focused on patient care and the delivery of the quality care that must be delivered to congregate patients.  Their program is geared for you and your facility.  They do not expect you to look like a hospital when you are not.  They do not expect you to look and smell like a nursing home, since you are not.  They expect you to be a CLHF and to walk the walk, the talk like you should for your type of care that is delivered to these special needy patients.  Even their fees for accreditation are the lowest in the industry, and the insurance companies recognize them, as well as Medicare.  Go here to check them out.

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