By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions
Evergreen Village of Bloomington and Heritage Woods of Flora were honored as Gardant’s 2022 Communities of the Year.
The award takes into consideration resident and employee satisfaction; occupancy rates; employee attrition; use of agency; and financial performance over the past 12 months.
Heritage Woods of Flora was recognized as the best Gardant-managed community with 80 or less apartments.
Located in southern Illinois, the affordable assisted living community features 52 private studio and one-bedroom apartments. It opened in 2000 and is the first community to have been developed by Gardant. The community is fully certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program so serves adults 65 years of age and older of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence.
Evergreen Village of Bloomington was honored as the best Gardant-managed community with 80 or more apartments.
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, the affordable assisted living community is designed to serve low-income older adults, including those who are on or would qualify for Medicaid.
The community features 115 private studio and 0ne-bedroom apartments.
Earlier this year, both communities were among the more than 20 Gardant-managed assisted living and memory care communities to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being among the best in the nation.