Mar. 31, 2023
- Rep. Robert Leadbeter (R-Columbia) and Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) proudly announced that $404,500 in grants have been awarded to two long-term care facilities in Columbia County. The Gardens at Millville will receive $219,500, while The Gardens at Orangeville will receive $185,000.
Leadbeter expressed his satisfaction in seeing these grants are in line with the conservative values of Columbia County by promoting personal responsibility, community involvement, and economic opportunity. He said, "We must work together to take care of our elderly citizens and ensure that our long-term care facilities provide the highest quality of care possible."
“Long term care facilities have become crucial in ensuring quality care for our aging population. I was very pleased to see that these two facilities are getting the financial assistance they need to continue offering their vital services to our community,” said Schlegel Culver.
The grants were awarded through the Long-Term Care Quality Investment Pilot program, which prioritized skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), personal care homes (PCHs), assisted living facilities (ALFs), and intermediate care facilities (ICFs) enrolled in the state's LTC RISE program's quality improvement work initiative.
Grant funding was awarded based on the Social Vulnerability Index, which uses ZIP code level data to measure the needs of the community, and the number of Medicaid days or the number of residents with Supplemental Security Income.