From the Desk of the CEO, Rod Burkett
The assisted living communities in the Gardant Management Solutions portfolio are committed to continuous quality improvement. There are several formal activities that monitors the provision of care and looks for ways to improve systems and processes. Two-thirds of our 58 portfolio-wide properties have been awarded ‘Bronze’ status in the prestigious National Center on Assisted Living sponsored Malcolm Baldridge Quality Awards, and many of our communities also participate in local Chamber of Commerce sponsored consumer ratings.
In addition to these established quality focused programs, a new program has entered our senior living sector. On May 10, 2022, U.S. News & World Report published their inaugural edition of Best Senior Living, which expands the U.S. News rankings, ratings and data offerings. The new designations of Best Independent Living, Best Assisted Living, Best Memory Care and Best Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) build upon more than three decades of guiding families to the best health care decisions at every stage of life.
“Families have limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The Best Senior Living ratings help to fill this informational gap with comprehensive and transparent data to help older consumers and their families identify high-quality senior living communities that meet their needs and preferences.”
U.S. News and its survey provider collected data on more than 3,000 communities throughout the continental U.S. and Hawaii, representing more than 80 senior living operators. From that data set, U.S. News analysts identified 1,272 communities that excel in independent living, assisted living and/or memory care. Gardant Management Solutions is proud to announce that 21 of its managed communities received this “Best” rating, which is a testament to the dedicated staff and the compassionate care they provide.