The ElderCare Companies, Inc.
The ElderCare Companies, Inc.

Our Corporate Office:

The ElderCare Companies

2517 Highway 35

Building L, Suite 100
Manasquan, NJ 08736

(732) 722-8248 phone

(732) 722-8252 fax

Our Leadership Team

Ms. Paula Smith


Ms. Smith is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the ElderCare Companies. - - having previously served as Executive VP of ElderCare, Chief Operating Officer of the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of America, Vice President of the Corporation for Housing-Based HealthCare and Vice President of Norcross, Inc.


Ms. Smith has: administered geriatric fall prevention programs in Florida and Pennsylvania; contracted with two national Medicare HMOs to provide geriatric preventive services; provided strategic planning and implementation consulting services to ten hospitals and nine nursing homes.


Nationally, Ms. Smith: • is a recognized authority on health-related geriatric programs; and • has provided liaison services with Fortune 100 companies which includes leaders in health and health-related hospitality industries.


Ms. Smith is currently active in developing geriatric fall prevention services for healthcare providers in Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.


Ms. Smith is also coeditor of Catching Our Parents Before They Fall: An Annotated Anthology of Readings on Geriatric Fall Prevention and Housing-Based Healthcare (in progress).

Julie Salvi


Ms. Salvi is presently Chief Business Officer of The ElderCare Companies, Inc. Ms. Salvi has served as ElderCare's Senior VP of Operations, Vice President of Community Liaison for the Corporation for Housing-Based Healthcare, Director for the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of America and Special Projects Manager for the Senior Citizens Home Safety Project of New York and New Jersey, Marketing Director and Sales Executive for Excerpta Media.


Ms. Salvi has been responsible for business growth and operations providing one-on-one services to over 150,000 elders.  She has provided geriatric consulting services to over 30 hospitals and hospital systems and national HMOs (including United Healthcare and NYLCare) developing safety-related programs for their Medicare HMO divisions health systems. She has established strong relationships with national charitable organizations (Catholic Charities, JASA, etc.) and county and municipal governments (including housing authorities, area agencies on aging, senior centers, senior nutrition sites, meals-on-wheels programs, etc.) and continues to work with those entities on senior health-related issues.


Ms. Salvi has also developed home modification programs, customized home modification and senior safety-oriented fall-risk assessment programs for ten hospitals throughout New Jersey.


Ms. Salvi is a member of the Gerontological Institute of New Jersey and has received gerontological education through the University Affiliated Program of New Jersey, UMDNJ, Rutgers University.

Dr. David C. Schwartz


Chairman and Co-Founder of the ElderCare Companies, Inc., Dr. Schwartz is an internationally recognized leader in the field of preventive geriatrics.


Presently, Dr. Schwartz is:

  • Professor of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami (Voluntary Faculty)
  • Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Health at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor of Geriatrics, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY, NY 10027
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, National Housing Institute Trustee and Former Vice President, National Housing Conference
  • Past Board Member and Past Board Chairman, National Housing Institute
  • Past Director, American Affordable Housing Institute
  • Past Member, U.S.E.P.A. Advisory Board on the Environmental Impact of Housing Programs

Dr. Schwartz has been: a consultant to states, counties, cities, housing authorities, Fortune 100 Companies, lenders, developers, hospitals, HMOs, nonprofit corporations and labor unions.


Dr. Schwartz’s research (comprised of more than 30 research projects on which he has been Principal Investigator) includes work funded by: NSF, Ford Foundation, Huntington Health Fund, Earhart Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, Prudential Foundation, HUD, Farmers Home Administration and many others. Dr. Schwartz is author of five books and more than 50 scholarly articles. He is now engaged in co-editing Catching Our Parents Before They Fall: An Annotated Anthology of Readings on Geriatric Fall Prevention and Housing-Based Healthcare (in progress).

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