SAGE ELDERCARE INC

Because your home is a great place to age

aka SAGE   |   Summit, NJ   |  www.sageeldercare.org

Mission

SAGE Eldercare is a unique community resource that offers a comprehensive array of progarms and services for older adults and caregivers promoting independence and quality of life.

Ruling year info

1956

Executive Director

Thomas Jefferson Buckley Ed.D.

Main address

290 Broad St

Summit, NJ 07901 USA

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EIN

22-1657929

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Home Health Care (includes Visiting Nurse Associations) (E92)

Unknown (Z99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SAGE Eldercare works to address the issues older adults face as they age so that they may remain at home and avoid early institutionalization. In addition, SAGE's services offer respite to families and caregivers. The services SAGE offers help older adults beginning to face the challenges of aging to remain safe and independent, at home. SAGE also seeks to serve the most vulnerable older adults in the community to stave off social isolation and food insecurity. • • To help older adults, caregivers and family members connect to the resources available in their communities that support their independence. • To guide older adults, caregivers and family members toward considering the future and planning ahead. • To help older adults, caregivers and family members navigate the healthcare system, address their concerns and remain independent for as long as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Spend-A-Day Medical Adult Day Center

Started as a social day center for older adults in 1975, Spend-A-Day became a Medical Adult Day Center 1999. It is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Health and an active member of the National Adult Day Service’s Association (NADSA) and its New Jersey Chapter. Spend-A-Day offers an experienced, professionally trained and interdisciplinary team including a Registered Nurse and can coordinate health care plans with the primary care physician. It offers a high staff to client ratio, personalized care and reliable transportation. It provides a broad range of activities for frail and/or impaired older adults in a pleasant and comfortable group setting with access to contracted recreational activities, which makes Spend-A Day an appealing and viable alternative to in-home or nursing home care, as well as a worry-free source of respite and support for caregivers.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

SAGE Eldercare's HomeCare assists individuals facing challenges in conducting the activities of daily living due to recent hospitalization, illness, chronic or progressive conditions including but not limited to, physical disabilities, pulmonary disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia and Parkinson's disease. Certified Home Health Aides assist with personal care, meal preparation, personal laundry, therapy and medication schedules, accompany participants to doctor visits, maintain a safe home environment and social activities. Registered Nurses are on hand to provide physical, cognitive and environmental assessments, blood pressure screening, medication management and monitor the functional status for each participant.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Information and Referrals by a licensed social worker assisting older adults and their caregivers to identify and solve existing problems and navigate through the often confusing network of senior services.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Adults who are 60 years or older and possibly frail, homebound or disabled are eligible for Meals on Wheels. This includes those recuperating from an illness, those who are cognitvly or physically impaired, those without family or friends to shop for them, or those needing a special diet. There are no income requirements.  SAGE delivers meals in New Jersey to the following towns: Berkeley Heights, Chatham and Chatham Township, Millburn, Mountainside, New Providence, Short Hills, Springfield and Summit.  Meals are delivered Monday through Saturday.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Non-adult children

SAGE hosts programs and events to help educate and provide resources for local residents. Outside professionals and other organization are often brought in to present and discuss topics that are relevant to older adults, their families, and caregivers. SAGE's professional staff will present topics on their area of expertise to interested groups in the community. a licensed social worker offers support groups to caregivers to who are facing the challenges of caring for an older adult and trying to cope with bereavement. The Exercise programs at SAGE are aimed to help older adults gain strength, flexibility and balance as part of the fall prevention movement. These are exercise classes are designed with a gently approach and accommodates all fitness levels.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Caregivers

Medicare beneficiaries and residents of Union County receive free, objective and confidential assistance to make their decisions about Medicare by SAGE trained counselors. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program is a statewide program administered by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services, Division on Aging Services, with financial assistance through a grant from the US Administration for Community Living. SAGE is the sponsoring program in Union County.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

The goal of the program is to encourage individuals to talk with their loved ones about what matters to them most in their final days ideally before a medical crisis occurs. Facilitating and normalizing this difficult topic for families will lead to peace of mind knowing that wishes will be followed, particularly at times when a patient is not able to advocate for themselves.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Caregivers

Where we work

Accreditations

Association of Fundraising Professionals 2006

Accreditation For Home Care, Inc. 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Meals on Wheels Association of America 1966

United Way Member Agency 1956

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SAGE Eldercare will be the leading provider of innovative services and programs that meet the changing needs of older adults and families. As the older adult population grows in numbers and lives longer, the need for the types of services provided by SAGE will continue to grow.

SAGE provides a wide array of programs to help older adults over 60 years remain independent, safe and active and it also supports, active caregivers, concerned friends and family members of all ages, and older adults needing direct care or assistance. Our continuum of programs and services improve the health, well-being and independence of older adults and allows them to remain living in their own homes, without the threat of institutionalization, for as long as possible. SAGE employs highly-qualified professionals whose experience and specializations best serve the varying, specific challenges that confront older adults and caregivers. Meals on Wheels with its supportive services reaches the most vulnerable and isolated older adults in our region in their own homes and ensures that they are receiving the support they need to remain living well and independently.

HomeCare provides further in-home support when an older adult is experiencing complex challenges like physical or mental disabilities, chronic illnesses and dementia, or has recently experienced a health emergency or hospital visit that has made it more difficult for him or her to manage activities of daily living.

SAGE's InfoCare program is in the community, connecting older adults to the services available to them, and supporting their caregivers and family members as well.

When interventions are more intensive and require the assistance of a registered nurse, GPS: Guidance, Planning and Support Services steps in to coordinate an older adult's care. GPS serves adult children and caregivers by helping to evaluate an older adult's changing needs in times such as progression of illness, loss of a loved one, re-location, or after a hospitalization or rehabilitation. In four weeks, a registered nurse Care Navigator completes a thorough assessment and makes referrals and long-term recommendations. GPS connects clients with any additional services they need, such as SAGE's other programs and hourly nursing or social work support.

The Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center continues to provide a safe and welcoming second home for older adults with support for their families and caregivers.

Our Public Education programs aim to share the lessons our professionals are learning about the latest advances in elder health, caregiving and wellness/prevention. Through all of these activities, SAGE remains a dependable resource for the older adults, caregivers and family members throughout our four-county service area.

With the support of 23 full time and 19 part time staff members, 61 certified home health aides and over 600 volunteers, SAGE provides a wide array of programs for independent, healthy people over 60 years, active caregivers, concerned friends and family members of all ages, and older adults needing direct care or assistance. Our continuum of programs and services improve the health, well-being and independence of older adults and allow them to remain living in their own homes, without the threat of institutionalization, for as long as possible. SAGE employs highly qualified professionals whose experience and specializations best serve the varying, specific challenges that confront our region's older adults and caregivers – our programs are designed and improved in collaboration with those who need services and care.

SAGE Eldercare exchanges referrals with countless eldercare community representatives. Among many valuable partnerships, Atlantic Health's Overlook Hospital, and the Union County Division on Aging have been major longstanding collaborators, along with the public officials, physicians, social workers, intake coordinators and emergency responders who refer to our services.

SAGE has a long term strategic plan for the organization which presents a roadmap toward achieving our mission, goals and future objectives which will assist us in meeting the current and future needs of our community.

Highlights of the plan include:
1. Maintaining and ensuring the highest ethics and standards by providing oversight and accountability.
2. Managing financial resources and the budget for organizational sustainability.
3. Providing a continuum of diverse, high quality programs and services for older adults and caregivers.
4. Increasing visibility and engagement through the promotion of SAGE Eldercare.

During 2020 SAGE achieved the following outcomes towards our long term mission:
• Meals on Wheels (400 volunteers delivered 50,625 meals to 223 people),
• HomeCare (45,352 hours of care to 89 individuals by 43 Certified Home Health Aides),
• Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center (Provided 3,133 days of care for 56 participants during – 1,159 in person days and 1,974 days via the telehealth program, plus respite and support for their caregivers),
• InfoCare Referral Service (provided free information and social work support to 268 individuals),
• SHIP: State Health Insurance Assistance Program (helped 717 people gain access to insurance and benefits in),
• Support groups,
• Supportive services such as Grocery Shopping and Errands (419 shopping trips for 26 older adults , and the Emergency Food Pantry),
• Your Decisions Matter (educated 351 family members, friends and healthcare professionals to have conversations about end of life choices before a medical crisis occurs), and
• A full range of volunteer opportunities.

In the face of the largest growing older adult population and changing environment of public support SAGE is incited to ensure it's long term sustainability. Our vision is to continue to be a lifeline to seniors, families and caregivers for many years to come. Our programs will continue to evolve in response to changing and emerging needs.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SAGE ELDERCARE INC

Board of directors
as of 3/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Adam Psichos

Glenmede Trust Company, NA

Term: 2021 - 2023

Dave Bomgaars

Community Representative

Kathy Clingan

Community Representative

Christopher Cotter

Cotter Strategies

Michael Foncannon

PNC Wealth Management

Claire Toth

Point View Wealth Management, Inc

Leslie Hardin

Prospect Capital Advisors

Robert Lecky, Jr.

Community Representative

Aleksandar Francki, Ph.D.

Daiichi Sankyo Pharmaceuticals

Cheryl LaBelle

Community Representative

Emilie Boggis

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Church

Michael Ventura

Ventura, Miesowitz, Keough & Warner, P.C.

Sue Luehs

Community Representative

Robyn Roberts

Robyn Roberts, CPA

Ines Cohron

Total Home Cleaning

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/22/2021,

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