By Megan Altmyer of Gardant Management Solutions


More than 40 communities operated by Gardant Management Solutions have been honored as part of the National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) Quality Initiative Recognition Program.

This national program is designed to recognize assisted living communities that have shown a commitment to quality and improving the lives of the residents they serve.

“The long term and post-acute care profession has been at the forefront of quality improvement efforts, and the results speak for themselves,” said Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “It’s obvious that providers have put effort into quality improvement this past year, and I’m confident we’ll continue to make progress in the years to come.”

To be recognized, communities attained one or more of the organization’s four quality goals: staff stability, excellent customer satisfaction, low hospital readmissions and limited use of off-label antipsychotics.

Six Gardant-managed communities were among the 140 communities nationwide that met two of those goals this year:

Heritage Woods of Huntley
Heritage Woods of Sterling
John Evans Supportive Living
White Oaks at McHenry
White Oaks at Heritage Woods of South Elgin
White Oaks at Spring Street

The following communities achieved one of those goals this year:

Belvedere Senior Housing
Bowman Estates of Danville
Cambridge House of Maryville
Cambridge House of O’Fallon
Cambridge House of Swansea
Churchview Supportive Living
Deer Path of Huntley
Eagle Ridge of Decatur
Grand Prairie of Macomb
Gull Creek Senior Living
Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis
Hellenic Senior Living of New Albany
Heritage Woods of Batavia
Heritage Woods of Belvidere
Heritage Woods of Benton
Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook
Heritage Woods of Centralia
Heritage Woods of Charleston
Heritage Woods of Chicago
Heritage Woods of DeKalb
Heritage Woods of Freeport
Heritage Woods of Manteno
Heritage Woods of McHenry
Heritage Woods of McLeansboro
Heritage Woods of Minooka
Heritage Woods of Moline
Heritage Woods of Mt. Vernon
Heritage Woods of Ottawa
Heritage Woods of Plainfield
Heritage Woods of Rockford
Heritage Woods of South Elgin
Heritage Woods of Watseka
Heritage Woods of Yorkville
Lacey Creek Supportive Living
Oasis at 30th
Prairie Winds of Urbana
St. Anthony of Lansing

Communities will be recognized March 10 at the 2020 AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas.

NCAL is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA). The organization is dedicated to serving the needs of the assisted living community through national advocacy, education, networking, professional development and quality initiatives.

Gardant Management Solutions is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois. It operates more than 40 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs, the Metro East area of St. Louis, and other locations in northern, central and southern Illinois.

The company also manages properties in Indiana, Maryland, West Virginia and Virginia, ranking as the 10th largest provider of assisted living in the country.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions or the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities the company operates, call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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