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Ginger Cove Awarded Five-Year Accreditation by CARF-CCAC

Ginger Cove Residents
December 9, 2011

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (December 9, 2011) – Ginger Cove, a 30-acre waterfront continuing care retirement community located just minutes from Annapolis’ Historic District, was recently awarded an unqualified Five-Year Term of Accreditation from CARF-CCAC, the only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

The accreditation is the third consecutive Five-Year Term of Accreditation that CARF-CCAC has awarded to Ginger Cove, which first earned it in 2001.

Adm. Charles Larson, USN (Ret.), chairman of the Board of Annapolis Life Care, Inc., the not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Ginger Cove, said that “the accreditation decision affirms Ginger Cove’s focus on excellence and integrity, and that our programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

Only 16% of CCRCs nationwide have earned CARF-CCAC accreditation, as each must commit itself to a rigorous quality improvement and financial reporting process, followed by an on-site review process, to demonstrate that it meets the highest standards of quality and integrity in 17 broad categories.

“Ginger Cove benchmarks itself against only accredited communities, and with this outstanding accreditation report, we have measurable proof that we are among the best of the best in continuing care retirement communities nationwide,” Adm. Larson added.

“Residents of the Annapolis area are fortunate to have a retirement community of this caliber so close and convenient,” he concluded.

About Ginger Cove
Ginger Cove was founded in 1988 and is home to more than 350 residents who enjoy apartment living with resort-style amenities and on-campus healthcare, if ever needed.

The Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) was founded in 1985 as the nation’s only accrediting body for CCRCs. In 2003, CCAC merged with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), a nonprofit accreditor founded in 1966 that touches close to 6 million individuals served in a wide range of human service organizations.

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