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Our Accreditation

Cedarfield is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Cedarfield received its first accreditation in 1998 — two years after opening. In 2018, Cedarfield completed the guidelines for re-accreditation for the fifth time.

What does it mean to have accredited continuing care retirement communities?

The CARF accreditations demonstrate Cedarfield’s commitment to being among the best continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) available. Accreditation is the most effective means of assessing a community’s services to its residents, as well as its future residents, employees, and the surrounding community

Fewer than 15% of the communities in the nation have earned CARF accreditation.

Why is it important?

CCRC’s that voluntarily participate in the accreditation process ensure their commitment to the continuous process of quality improvement and conformance to the highest standards in place for our industry.

At Cedarfield, you can be sure that our community is effectively carrying out our mission and providing the services stated in our advertising and promotional materials based on these credentials.

Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Cedarfield operates in accordance with all laws and guidance provided by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO). The FHEO mission is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws. FHEO protects people from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status. In addition, housing providers that receive HUD funding, have loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), as well as lenders insured by FHA, may be subject to HUD program regulations intended to ensure equal access of LGBT persons.


Cedarfield is a partner with LeadingAge. The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. It’s 6,000-plus members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners (including Virginia), hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA), which spans 30 countries across the globe.

Accreditation determines our institution meets quality standards, but we are more than acronyms. Learn about life at Cedarfield and why we’re a premier active senior living community in Richmond, VA.