Jill Thurber | Care Manager

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
Certified Case Manager

“Planning and executing quality care entails so much more than just seeing the right physicians.  It entails collaborative teamwork with all providers, respecting individual wishes, understanding personal goals, preventing repeat hospitalizations and nurturing the mind and body.  As a qualified and passionate rehab expert I take pride in assisting clients reach their highest potential. “

Jill Thurber brings more than twenty years of experience in the care management and rehabilitation field to Elder Care Consultants, Inc. Her area of expertise is rehabilitation for clients with neurological diagnoses, including stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, as well as traumatic injuries such as brain injury and spinal cord injury. Her experience and education also include orthopedic and cardiac rehabilitation.

At Elder Care Consultants, her client focus is on strategic management for all stages of care and to help relieve many of the burdens placed on families. Jill’s experience in rehab allows her to work closely with the acute care providers, rehabilitation providers and sub acute providers of care in the greater metropolitan area to advocate for her clients, be active in treatment planning, and maximize recovery. Jill also has an interest in recovery for patients even a year or more post incident, based on newer treatment approaches demonstrating repair and regeneration of the nervous system.

Jill has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Rehabilitation Services from Florida State University. She has worked in an inpatient physical therapy unit, served as the Director of Case Management for a national provider of inpatient acute rehabilitation, as Program Director of an acute inpatient rehabilitation program and as Director of Case Management for a national rehabilitation consulting company.

Additional Qualifications: Limited Sign Language (ASL), Intermediate Spanish, experience with persons who are blind, and multicultural training.

Jill is an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).


Dear Jill:

We moved my Dad into The Gardens at Falls Woods today.  My brothers and I spent the whole day there.

We had lunch, joined “The Walking Club” to get familiar with the paths in the woods in back of the campus, installed a flat screen TV in his room & then joined him for dinner before my brothers had to leave.

The nurse on duty took Dad’s vitals & asked him some questions, went over his meds thoroughly & reassured Dad that he would be checked on (but not awakened) every hour  all night.

Dad was relaxed & engaged the whole time and it felt like the best answered prayer I’ve had in a LONG LONG time.

There is no way to thank you enough for letting us know about the Gardens and no way to adequately express how incredibly grateful I am for your advocacy concerning the confusion about the move in date.  I can not imagine the day being more ideal than it was & also can’t imagine how woefully disappointing it would have been to have postponed all of it until Tuesday, when neither of my brothers could have come… Ugh!

You made all the difference for us.  We can’t thank you enough.  God bless you for bringing so much empathy to this part of life.  You have really been a Godsend.