The Louisiana Nursing Home Association announces 18 facilities in the state have been chosen as a recipient for the Bronze-Commitment to Quality Award.

This achievement spotlights providers who have demonstrated commitment to quality care for seniors. Lisa Gardner with CommCare nursing centers says all these facilities have shown a great improvement.

“Show the ability to put a plan in place, process in place that you can duplicate and that addressed the areas that you’ve targeted.”

Gardner says this Bronze achievement points nursing homes in a direction to improve their facilities even more. She says there are three levels of commitment, bronze, silver, and gold.

“We think even though that’s a more difficult step, you have to meet higher criteria, we think that’s achievable. But of course the pinnacle is the gold.”

The 18 facilities that received the achievement are located throughout the state from Bossier City to Houma. Gardner says this shows many facilities in Louisiana are dedicated to improving the lives of our senior citizens. She says the award is not easy to receive.

“In a state where so many times we’re at the top of the bad list and the bottom of the good list, that 18 centers actually applied for this and received this award, that’s remarkable.”