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Over her 43 years of distinguished service to the greater healthcare field, Carol Silver Elliot has continued to innovate and improve standards.
Before moving to her current position as the president and CEO of Jewish Home Family in Bergen County, NJ, in 2014, she was president and CEO at Cedar Village in Mason, OH; the vice president of communications for Unity Health System and Stamford Health Systems; and director of public relations for Rockford Memorial Hospital and Beloit Memorial Hospital.
“During her time with the Jewish Home Family, Carol has continued to demonstrate her dedication, commitment and advocacy of older adults through several initiatives,” Jewish Home Family Vice President of Human Resources Lauren Levant explained.
One of those initiatives was the development of Senior Haven, the 11th elder abuse shelter in the country and the only such shelter in New Jersey. Senior Haven provides short-term residency for older adults who have been victims of elder abuse while also offering assistance to enable older adults to rebuild their lives.
Another initiative Elliott is leading is a $30 million effort to add a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center that will include the only aquatic therapy program in northern Bergen County.
In addition to her work at those facilities, Elliott has been a board member for the Association of Jewish Aging Services, LeadingAge New Jersey & Delaware, LeadingAge Ohio and the New Jersey Elder Abuse Task Force. She also is the former national chair of LeadingAge.
Her work ethic and reputation also have helped Jewish Home Family succeed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have heard from our employees and from colleagues that her presence and determination served them as a source of strength,” Levant said.
Elliott’s leadership also led to Jewish Family Home being the first long-term care organization in New Jersey to mandate both primary vaccinations and booster shots.
“Carol has lived a lifetime of service to our elders and leadership in our field,” pointed out Levant.
The McKnight’s Women of Distinction program is jointly administered by McKnight’s Senior Living, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Home Care. The program’s Diamond sponsor is PointClickCare. Silver sponsors include OnShift and PharMerica, and the Bronze sponsor is Reliant Rehabilitation. Table sponsors included Dreamscape, Gojo/Purell and Sound Physicians.
Visit these web pages to see lists of the 2022 honorees: Rising Stars, Veteran VIPs, Hall of Honor, Lifetime Achievement Award and Spirit Awards.