Good News for The Higher Standard Project


Well, the waiting is over, and the news is great!

On March 2, we learned that The Higher Standard Project has been awarded a full three-year accreditation from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities (CARF), known as CARF International.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services facilities with an on-site review process to assess a demonstrated substantial conformance to CARF standards such as leadership, strategic planning, legal requirements, financial planning, risk management and health and safety, technology, workforce development, and performance improvement and quality of services. The accreditation – which comes just 14 months after the home opened – shows Bell’s commitment to improving the quality of residents’ lives.

“The Higher Standard Project Advisory Board was aggressive in seeking accreditation quickly,” said Stacey Dietz, advisory board president. “We wanted to drive home to our veterans that this is a first class operation designed to safely house them in a home befitting of their service to our country while they recovered and transitioned.”