One of the main goals at Deerfield for 2018 is CARF reaccreditation. CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services used in retirement communities. CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers – those providers that meet CARF standards have a demonstrated commitment to being among the best communities. Members of the Deerfield team are working diligently to prepare for the upcoming fourth CARF reaccreditation of the community. During this process of self-study every regulation is carefully scrutinized and assessed. The certification process requires the review and enhancement of dozens of standards, and a site visit every five years from a CARF survey team that consists of senior living professionals from top communities around the country. Of the almost 2,000 communities in the United States, 10% become accredited. This is a voluntary process that Deerfield chooses to commit to knowing that it continually makes us better.