When you hear the word community, you might envision a group of committed individuals that share common interests, ideals and goals for the greater good of that population. Saint Elizabeth Community believes that Rhode Islanders should age with dignity and receive exceptional care. Founded in 1882 in Providence, Saint Elizabeth Community provided care to women in need. Today the non-profit, non-sectarian, charitable organization offers a full spectrum of services to over 2,000 women and men a year. With a dedicated staff of 850 employees, 450 volunteers and an annual operating budget of $40 million, the seven member organization has 12 locations throughout the state.
As the state’s largest provider of comprehensive senior care, Saint Elizabeth Community’s staff thrives in a mission-driven environment. Led by an impressive 15-person management team, the diverse group of professionals includes nine women. Some team members have spent their entire careers with Saint Elizabeth Community, while others are considered a “newbie” with only ten years with the organization. Skilled and experienced in the entire spectrum of senior care, the team stays ahead of industry trends and changes in areas such as insurance (including Medicare and Medicaid), new programs and services, electronic medical records and patient advocacy.
Saint Elizabeth Community offers a full array of services (see sidebar to the right for details). By offering many options in care, Saint Elizabeth Community can match individual needs with their exceptional services ensuring RI seniors find the right care at the right time. Innovation is a hallmark of Saint Elizabeth Community. To keep pace with the changing needs and wants of seniors, the organization is continually evolving.
With an inspiring 135-year history and an innovative approach, Saint Elizabeth Community is proud to be the organization where Rhode Island seniors come first.