Wesley’s hospice accredited

Wesley Health and Home Care’s hospice care services in King County have been accredited by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) and approved by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in a process that validates compliance with state and national standards.

“Hospice is an important component of care that’s been on the strategic plan of our Board of Trustees for a long time,” said Melinda Moore, Wesley Homes’ community health services. “We are honored that ACHC and CMS certified our ability to demonstrate our commitment to delivering the highest quality services in patient experience.”

Accreditation is a process in which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with state and national standards.

“We met 550 individual standards and demonstrated we can sustain those best practices,” said Melinda Moore, Wesley’s executive director of health and homecare.

Hospice services will be provided at Wesley Homes Des Moines Health Center and Wesley Homes Lea Hill Rehabilitation and Care Center in Auburn, as well as in greater King County, Moore said. She added that the next steps include creating bereavement groups, building staffs and a resident volunteer program, creating a guide for families about end-of-life conversation, and education about hospice services.