Continuing Care Accreditation Commission

Continuing Care Accreditation Commission is the only accrediting organization for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and other aging services networks. It was established in 1965 to ensure that retirement communities fulfill their responsibilities in giving quality aging services. To further monitor these centers, CCAC merged with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2003.

Fast Facts:

  • Sponsored by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA).
  • Accreditation is a voluntary process of self-evaluation and on-site review by trained CCAC officials.
  • Accreditation serves as a good marketing advantage to promote the facility and its high quality services.