By Chelsea Stanhibel of Gardant Management Solutions

26 Gardant-managed communities received the 2020 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award at the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award level.

Belvedere Senior Housing Heritage Woods of Freeport
Cambridge House of Swansea Heritage Woods of Huntley
Evergreen Village at Bloomington Heritage Woods of Manteno
Glasswater Creek of Lafayette Heritage Woods of Minooka
Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis Heritage Woods of Moline
Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon
Heritage Woods of Batavia Heritage Woods of Plainfield
Heritage Woods of Belvidere Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Benton Heritage Woods of Yorkville
Heritage Woods of Centralia St. Anthony of Lansing
Heritage Woods of Charleston The Lodge at Summers Pointe
Heritage Woods of DeKalb White Oaks at Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Dwight White Oaks at Spring Street


The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) National Quality Award Program is a progressive, three-step process that recognizes long-term care providers that have demonstrated a commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Each progressive step requires a more detailed, more comprehensive demonstration of quality integration and performance.

To qualify, Gardant communities began the quality improvement process by assessing their mission, characteristics and key challenges while also demonstrating an ability to implement performance improvement plans. The Bronze Award recognizes those providers for developing a foundation to begin a continuous journey of quality improvement.

“We are extremely proud of the accomplishment of a large portion of our portfolio receiving NCAL’s Bronze Quality Award this year,” says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions. “This recognition is due to the dedicated efforts provided by the staff and management teams at these communities throughout the year, and it is indicative of their dedication to serving our residents and committing to ongoing quality improvement.  We are extremely thankful every day for their compassion and dedication!”

Heritage Woods of Rockford and John Evans of Pekin were awarded the Bronze National Quality Award in 2019 and are still in active status at that level. You can read their article here

For more information about the Bronze Award, click here.


  • John Conley says:

    My wife and I am both seniors looking for affordable, independent, handicapped equipped apartment. Our target is to have two bedrooms with two baths, one bath with a walk-in shower. We have two cars.

    • Chelsea Stanhibel says:

      Hi John! Which community/location were you most interested in? If you would like to email instead of comment on here, please reach out to thanks!

      • Gregory Ballard says:

        I am 60 years old man just looking for a nice place to live very low income but very nice thank you

  • Vicki knop says:

    I’m looking for a great quality home for my 85 year old parents. Preferably the Dwight Illinois area as I live in Gardner and would be able to see them often. Curious as to pricing for this type of place. Thank you! Vicki knop

  • Julie Presswood Joost says:

    My Mom, siblings and I would like to visit and apply at your Cambridge Living Community in O’fallon IL. Mom and Dad are 88 years old (mom soon to be 89). We’re hoping to see you soon at Cambridge. I’ll do all I can to fill out info on them and talk with someone who could help me through this process at Cambridge. Gosh bless you for your serving ministry.

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