• Standards of Accreditation

    Accreditation establishes responsible service delivery practices that strengthens the provider’s credibility.   This gives consumer the ability to maintain a level of trust in the organization, which is essential to great customer satisfaction and client loyalty. 
  • “We researched several accreditation bodies before choosing the National Institute for Home Care Accreditation, Inc. (NIHCA). Their approach was both supportive and educational and we valued the importance that they place on the costumer.  If the goal of accreditation was to make us better, that is exactly how we felt when the process was completed.”
  • Standards of Accreditation

    Accreditation sets a home care organization apart from all others by establishing a mark of excellence for consumers to look for when choosing a home care provider.  One who is recognized as a high quality, reliable, safe, accountable, and professional care provider.


The National Institute for Home Care Accreditation, Inc. operates exclusively for the purpose of:

♦ Establishing basic national standards for sound home care practices and service delivery principles for the protection of the people served by the home care firm
♦ Disseminating these Standards of Accreditation
♦ Developing and implementing a fair and independent accreditation process resulting in a providers accredited status
♦ Providing education, information and assistance with the Standards of Accreditation requirements in support of the accreditation process 

NIHCA Member Highlight

JANDAN INC. d/b/a Home Instead Senior Care of Somerset County, New Jersey has been providing care since 2005.  They understand the need of a caring, compassionate agency and dedicated staff to care for all clients in whatever setting they call “home”.  Home Instead Senior Care provides hourly and live-in care by CAREGivers who are bonded, insured and supervised by a Registered Nurse. 

Here is what our Members say about us:
The NIHCA accreditation process was very thorough and because their standards look at all aspects of our business, it confirmed our belief that NIHCA was the accrediting body to best represent the private home care industry. The process was clear and understandable from our initial conversation all the way through to the site visit.  The support we received and the response to our questions was quick and thorough. We never felt pressured, it was more of a learning experience that we will use to constantly strive to meet the highest level of standards. We are proud to be associated with and accredited through NIHCA.”
Janet & Dana Goodman
Home Instead Senior Care
Somerset, NJ



The National Institute for Home Care Accreditation, Inc. (NIHCA) mission is to: “Promote quality, professionalism, and ethics to ensure the public trust, by setting standards, qualifications and guidance for the delivery of safe essential home care services. This is accomplished by producing qualified, principled home care provider organizations through an objective accreditation process and independent oversight.”