CALA Launches “Clean & Safe” Certification

This January, the Connecticut Assisted Living Association launched it’s new CALA Clean & Safe Certified accreditation. The certification program is an opportunity for senior living providers to attest to adherence to the latest health guidelines and therefore gain recognition by CALA. CALA President Christopher Carter sees the certification as an added value to members.

CALA believes that the CALA Clean & Safe Certified program restores trust and instills confidence for families, residents, and consumers that the state association has created an expectation that providers will adhere to the latest guidance in the four categories mentioned on the checklist. This helps providers conduct a self check relative to their existing practices and policies. This helps strengthen CALA’s brand while also bringing safety to others.

As noted recently by McKnight’s, 49% of seniors and their families surveyed don’t trust the infection control and safety processes in senior care organizations. CALA’s Clean & Safe Certified program helps rebuild trust and turn infection control and safety practices into a competitive advantage.

We’re excited to announce that the The Greens at Cannondale is elated to have been awarded The Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s (CALA) first “Clean & Safe” accreditation.

Ron Bucci – The Greens at Cannondale is elated to have been awarded The Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s (CALA) first Clean & Safe accreditation.

Ron Bucci, the Senior Executive Director at The Greens at Cannondale has recently stated that this certification offers assurance of their commitment to infection control including specific measures they have employed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection.

“Accreditation is of paramount importance to our organization as best practice standards remain the most effective way to maintain the health and safety of the seniors we serve.  Accreditation from a highly respected organization such as CALA is what Assisted Living communities need and what our customers want during this uncertain time.”

– Ron Bucci, Senior Executive Director, The Greens at Cannondale

Bucci continued to state that he is proud to share that The Greens at Cannondale is the first CALA “Clean & Safe” designated facility in Connecticut, and they are optimistic that the standards espoused and vaccination will soon bring our next period of recovery and a gradual return to more robust socialization. 

Since The Greens at Cannondale has become certified, they have been followed up by The Mews, Artis Senior Living of Branford, The Hearth at Gardenside, The Hearth at Glastonbury, The Hearth at Southbury, and The Hearth at Tuxis Pond. CALA Clean & Safe Certified organizations will be featured on both CALA’s website and CALA’s ENewsletter. They will also receive a window decal, certificate, and digital graphics to be provided for use in marketing.

CALA Clean & Safe Certified is free for current CALA members. If you or your community are interested in becoming CALA Clean & Safe Certified, you can download the certification checklist below.


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