Our Accreditations

CARF Accreditation—A Hallmark of Quality

Cedarfield is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Fewer than 15% of Life Plan Communities in the U.S. have earned the distinct honor of CARF International accreditation.

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

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What does it mean to have CARF accreditation?

CARF accreditation demonstrates Cedarfield’s commitment to being among the best retirement communities available.

Having CARF accreditation is your assurance of our high standards, ethical business practices, positive outcomes, community engagement and commitment to continuous improvement of services.

Accreditation is the most effective means of assessing a community’s services to its residents, as well as its future residents, team members and the surrounding community.

Why is CARF accreditation important?

Life Plan Communities 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.

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Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity

Cedarfield operates by 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 based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability and familial status. In addition, housing providers that receive HUD funding, providers that have loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and lenders insured by FHA may be subject to HUD program regulations intended to ensure equal access for LGBTQ+ persons.

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LeadingAge

Cedarfield is a partner with LeadingAge. The mission of LeadingAge is to expand the world of possibilities for aging. Its 6,000-plus members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners (including Virginia), and 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.

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LeadingAge Virginia

Cedarfield is also a proud partner of LeadingAge Virginia, an association of not-for-profit aging services organizations serving residents and clients across the senior care continuum, including Life Plan and Continuing Care Communities. LeadingAge Virginia’s core businesses are advocacy, education and serving as a platform for our members to network. Together, these organizations work to expand the world of possibilities for aging.

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SAGECare

We are proud to share that Cedarfield is SAGECare Credentialed. SAGE is a national advocacy and services organization that has been a champion for LGBTQ+ older adults since 1978. SAGECare is a cultural competency training program specifically designed for long-term care and other congregate living providers that helps providers create more LGBTQ+ welcoming organizations. SAGECare credentials help LGBTQ+ people find trained providers. SAGECare's dynamic and informative training provides orientation to the needs and experiences of LGBTQ+ older adults so we may provide the best services possible to this population. The training enables us to contextualize the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults through case studies and videos of real individuals to understand why some LGBTQ+ older adults may choose not to come out. The training also provides an overview on the various rights and protections extended to LGBTQ+ residents. Finally, being credentialed connects us to local and national resources and enables us to receive best practices to integrate into our work.