By Rick Banas of Gardant Management Solutions

Here is news to celebrate. We recently learned that 15 of the 39 assisted living communities nationwide that are being honored with American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2021 Bronze Quality Awards are Gardant-managed communities.

Bronze status is the first step in a progressive three-step process that recognizes long-term care providers that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Each application is reviewed and judged against a set of nationally recognized standards for achieving excellence.

Bronze award status recognizes providers that have developed a foundation and begun a continuous journey of quality improvement.

As Rod Burkett, Gardant’s CEO, notes the recognition is due to the dedicated efforts of the staffs and management teams at the communities and is indicative of their dedication to providing residents with the Love, Compassion, Dignity, and quality care they deserve.

Over the past three years, 40 Gardant communities have received Bronze Award status.

Illinois

In Illinois, all 12 of the assisted living communities to receive Bronze recognition are Gardant-managed communities. They are . . .

Cambridge House of Maryville

Cambridge House of O’Fallon

Deer Path of Huntley

Eagle Ridge of Decatur

Grand Prairie of Macomb

Heritage Woods of Bolingbrook

Heritage Woods of McHenry

Heritage Woods of Ottawa

Heritage Woods of Watseka

Lacey Creek of Downers Grove

Prairie Winds of Urbana

White Oaks of McHenry

Twenty-two other Gardant-managed communities in Illinois received Bronze Quality recognition in 2019 and 2020. They are . . .

Cambridge House of Swansea

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 Mt. Vernon

Heritage Woods of Plainfield

Heritage Woods of Rockford

Heritage Woods of South Elgin

Heritage Woods of Yorkville

St. Anthony of Lansing

White Oaks of South Elgin

White Oaks at Spring Street

John Evans Supportive Living in Pekin

Indiana

In Indiana, two of the six assisted living communities to receive Bronze recognition are Gardant-managed communities. They are . . .

Heritage Woods of Noblesville

Oasis at 56th

Four other Gardant-managed communities were honored with Bronze Awards last year. They are . . .

Belvedere Senior Living of Merrillville

Evergreen Village of Bloomington

Glasswater Creek of Lafayette

Summer’s Pointe in Winchester

West Virginia

A Gardant-managed community was the only assisted living community in West Virginia to receive Bronze recognition. The community is Cedar Grove Assisted Living in Parkersburg, West Virginia.