The Joint Commission

At Woodlands Senior Living, we are proud to be the first organization in the state of Maine to have achieved Assisted Living Accreditation through The Joint Commission. We look forward to continuing to provide this exceptional level of care to the residents of our community!

The Joint Commission is a not-for-profit, independent organization, and private accreditor that surveys healthcare organizations to ensure higher standards of care and safety for the public. A well-known accreditor of hospitals, The Joint Commission has been a global driver of healthcare improvement for over 70 years, including long-term care for 50 years, with the addition of accrediting assisted living communities in 2023.

To achieve accreditation, assisted living communities volunteer to be evaluated to the highest standards of safety and care for residents. This comprehensive evaluation not only shows where teams are excelling, but also identifies areas that need improvement.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality assurance professionals and patients. They are backed by scientific literature and expert consensus as effective means to help health care organizations measure, assess and maintain continuous quality improvement.

By achieving accreditation, that is assuring residents, family, loved ones, and the public at large that the community is providing the highest possible standard of care one can get!

We are honored to display the Gold Seal of Approval at the following Woodlands Senior Living communities: Bridgton, Cape Elizabeth, Farmington, Hallowell, Hillside Terrace of Hallowell, Lewiston, Madison and Waterville. We anticipate adding both Brewer and Rockland to the list by the end of 2024.

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