We were honored to learn last week that nine Gardant-managed assisted living and memory care communities have been recognized as 2022 recipients of Bronze Commitment to Quality Awards by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). They are being recognized for their commitment to improving the lives of residents through their commitment to quality care.
This means that in the past four years 48 Gardant-managed communities have been recognized by AHCA/NCAL with Bronze Awards.
The Bronze distinction is the first of three progressive levels of the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Awards program. The awards program incorporates the standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and is designed to help organizations achieve superior performance by improving the quality of life for older adults and staff.
Providers begin the quality improvement process at the Bronze level, where they develop an organizational profile with essential performance elements such as vision, mission statement, and key strengths and challenges. Bronze applicants must also demonstrate their ability to implement a sustainable performance improvement system. Trained examiners review each application to determine if the center has met the demands of the criteria.
The Gardant-managed communities to be honored with 2022 Bronze Awards are as follows:
Churchview Supportive Living is an affordable assisted living community located in Chicago. The community is designed to serve low-income older adults 65 years of age and older.
Located in Peoria, Illinois, GateWay at River City is an affordable assisted living community designed to serve adults 22 to 64 years of age with disabilities.
Featuring 110 private apartments, Heritage Woods of Chicago is designed to serve adults 65 years of age and older. The community was recently among more than 20 Gardant-managed assisted living and memory care communities rated by U.S. News as being among the Best in the nation.
Heritage Woods of Gurnee is located in Lake County, Illinois. The affordable assisted living community is designed to serve adults 65 years of age and older.
Heritage Woods of Rockford is an affordable assisted living community located in Winnebago County, Illinois. The community is designed to serve adults 65 years of age and older and was one of more than 20 Gardant-managed communities to be recognized by U.S. News as among the best for assisted living and memory care in the nation.
Located in Whiteside County, Illinois, Heritage Woods of Sterling is an affordable assisted living community that serves adults 65 years of age and older. The community was one of more than 20 Gardant-managed communities to be recognized by U.S. News as among the best in the country for assisted living and memory care.
Located in Warrick County, Indiana, Heritage Woods of Newburgh is designed to serve adults of all incomes 62 years of age and older.
Located on the east side of Indianapolis, Oasis at 30th featured 124 apartments. The community is designed to serve low-income adults 55 years of age and older.
Gull Creek is located in Berlin, Maryland, and features assisted living and memory care apartments. In 2021, Coastal Style magazine named Gull Creek the top assisted living provider in Worcester County.
The Bronze awards will be presented to the communities during AHCA/NCAL’s 73rd Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 9-12, 2022.
The Gardant-managed communities that were recognized with Bronze Awards in 2020 and 2021 are as follows:
2021 Bronze Award Recipients
Cambridge House of Maryville
Cambridge House of O’Fallon
Deer Path Supportive Living
Eagle Ridge of Decatur
Grand Prairie of Macomb
Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook
Heritage Woods of McHenry
Heritage Woods of Noblesville
Heritage Woods of Ottawa
Heritage Woods of Watseka
Oasis at 56th
Prairie Winds of Urbana
White Oaks at McHenry
2020 Bronze Award Recipients
Belvedere Senior Living of Merrillville
Cambridge House of Swansea
Evergreen Village of Bloomington
Glasswater Creek of Lafayette
Heritage Woods of Batavia
Heritage Woods of Belvidere
Heritage Woods of Benton
Heritage Woods of Centralia
Heritage Woods of Charleston
Heritage Woods of DeKalb
Heritage Woods of Dwight
Heritage Woods of Freeport
Heritage Woods of Huntley
Heritage Woods of Manteno
Heritage Woods of Minooka
Heritage Woods of Moline
Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon
Heritage Woods of Plainfield
Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
St. Anthony of Lansing
White Oaks of South Elgin
White Oaks at Spring Street
We applaud figures 49 awards received from 48 communities that have achieved Bronze Award status in the past four years. We appreciate their commitment to quality improvement and to our mission of enriching the lives of residents by providing them with the Love, Compassion, and Dignity they deserve in addition to the personal assistance, help with medications, and support services they need.
For more information about the Bronze Award, click here.