Congratulations to UCP of MetroBoston and its Team who have been issued a three year CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation based on its recent survey. Programs that were audited provide supports and services in the following areas:

• Community Housing (Medically Fragile)
• Community Integration (Medically Fragile)
• Services Coordination
• Supported Living.

After a rigorous review, the surveyors summarize their investigation in various areas of supports and services provided by UCP of MetroBoston. Here is just a sampling about what they had to say:

“UCP has a long history in the community of developing specialized programs and services. The organization consistently responds and embraces the challenge to work with individuals served who require higher physical and medical supports. The specialized and ongoing training the staff members receive is essential for providing the structured yet stimulating environment quality of care, and follow-up often required. Referral sources and families express satisfaction with the services and state that the staff members have good communication and relationships with families and other community providers.”

“The organization is commended for its ability to support medically fragile individuals as they age and/or decline. The individuals served are given the choice of activities at the residence and community they wish to participate in. In addition, the staff members assist the individuals served and family members/guardians in transition planning to endure that the move into a more assisted environment goes smoothly.”

“The residential and supportive living programs are commended for the variety of community living options and for the innovative strategies that enable the individuals served to gain skills and become more independent in their homes and community. The individuals served experience greater self-sufficiency when they are able to cook, plan activities, utilize public transportation, and participate in the community.”

“The organization’s new branding initiative “We are More than our Name” is attractive and relays information on the many types of disabilities served by UCP. As an organization with a challenge of relaying its mission to the public, this new branding may address that challenge.”

Thank you to all for helping make UCP such a strong and vital organization within the MetroBoston community and supporting… ‘Life without limits for people with disabilities’.



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