Human Services

Sage Eldercare Inc

  • Summit, NJ
  • www.sageeldercare.org

Mission Statement

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.

Main Programs

  1. Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center
  2. HomeCare
  3. Guidance, Planning Support Services
  4. InfoCare
  5. Meals on Wheels
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Most services are provided in parts of Union, Morris, Essex and Somerset Counties, New Jersey.  InfoCare and Education programs are open to all geographic areas.

ruling year

1956

Interim Executive Director since 2014

Self-reported

Mrs. Angela Sullivan

Keywords

Self-reported

Eldercare, Seniors, Caregivers, Aging, Adult Day Care, Home Care, Meals on Wheels

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Also Known As

SAGE

EIN

22-1657929

Physical Address

290 Broad Street

Summit, 07901

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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

Unknown (Z99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Independence and quality of life for older adults, their families and caregivers.

Programs

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

Program 1

Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center

Live at home...Spend a day with us. Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center offers a day of social and stimulating activities for older adults in a supervised, safe environment while providing valuable respite for stressed-out adult children, their famlies and caregivers.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Physically Disabled nec

Budget

Program 2

HomeCare

SAGE Eldercare's HomeCare includes a wide range of personal, care, and homemaking services provided by Certified Home Health Aides (hourly or live-in) and Registered Nurses. SAGE HomeCare is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Home Care.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

Program 3

Guidance, Planning Support Services

Support for older adults and their caregivers is offered through education and consultation, including an in-home assessment and subsequent plan of care.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

Program 4

InfoCare

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.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

Program 5

Meals on Wheels

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 mentally 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.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Adults

Budget

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    SAGE Eldercare will be the leading provider of innovative services and programs that meet the changing needs of older adults and families.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    SAGE provides a wide array of programs for independent, healthy people over 60 years, active caregivers, concerned friends and family members of all ages, & older adults needing direct care or assistance. Our continuum of programs & services improve the health, well-being & 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 & specializations best serve the varying, specific challenges that confront older adults and caregivers. Our programs are designed and improved in collaboration with those who need services and care.

    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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    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, the Union County Division on Aging, the Colonial Crossroads and Millburn-Short Hills Chapters of the Red Cross have been major longstanding collaborators, along with the public officials, physicians, social workers, intake coordinators and emergency responders who refer to our services.

    During July 2013 SAGE approved a new 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.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    As a community-based organization, SAGE develops programming to fulfill the actual determined needs and desires of the seniors in our region and those who care for them. Ongoing dialogue between our clients,
    professionals, caregivers and family members ensures that these programs and services remain relevant, effective and appealing while adhering to the highest level of service delivery and care. In addition to this framework of verbal feedback, each program’s formal evaluative procedures have been developed to best capture its outcomes in the most extensive means possible as appropriate for the program’s structure and audience.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    During 2012 SAGE achieved the following outcomes towards our long term mission:
    Meals on Wheels, Grocery Shopping and Errands, Billing Paying, Emergency Pantry and Small Home Repair helped more than 1,400 individuals achieve a greater level of well-being and independence in their homes,
    Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center provided 6,782 days of care for 116 clients, plus respite and support for their caregivers,
    InfoCare and GPS: Guidance, Planning and Support Services supported 2,873 individuals through transitions of aging with social work and care planning,
    By providing 85,022 hours of personal care HomeCare's certified home health aides helped 157 clients age gracefully in place,
    1,498 older adults and caregivers felt more empowered after attending 192 public education events related to wellness,caregiving and eldercare concerns,
    1,426 people gained access to insurance and benfits through SHIP: State Health Insurance Assistance Program and MIPPA: Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act services, and an additional 38,898 through public outreach events and mailings,
    Caregivers gained support by attending the P.R.E.P. (People Responsible for Elderly Persons) and Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups,
    Hundreds of seniors remained socially connected and mentally stimulated as they provided valuable help to persons in need through numerous 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 longterm 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 emgerging needs.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New Jersey

Most services are provided in parts of Union, Morris, Essex and Somerset Counties, New Jersey.  InfoCare and Education programs are open to all geographic areas.

Social Media

Funding Needs

While a few of our services are fee for service, we do not turn anyone away due to their inability to pay. There support for individual donors, corporations, and foundations is vital to the continuation of providing services.

Accreditations

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Affiliations + Memberships

Meals on Wheels Association of America

United Way Member Agency

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Financials

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SAGE ELDERCARE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

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Sage Eldercare Inc

Leadership

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Interim Executive Director

Mrs. Angela Sullivan

BIO

Angela Sullivan attended New York University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy, Planning and Administration from the Stern School of Business. Upon graduation, she worked for Morgan Stanley in the Equity Department analyzing and preparing accounting reports for the Options Trading Desk.

She then continued her career at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Weill Cornell Medical Center, while she completed her graduate studies at NYU, earning a Master’s of Public Administration in Healthcare Finance at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

During her career at the hospital, she worked in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and Hypertension, and in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/ Oncology. She held various positions in the Division of Cardiology and Hypertension were she helped restructure the outpatient faculty practice plan and clinic, researched and implemented a new computer software package to aid scheduling and billing, and created and implemented financial tools to aid with financial management and budgeting. As the Administrator for the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology she managed the finances and operations of the division’s clinical practices and research laboratories and she assisted on departmental level financial projects. She interacted with various departments within the hospital and medical center and was involved in policy research and decisions. She represented the division to outside organizations and reported to the board of the division’s foundation.

Angela and her husband Peter have raised their four children in Short Hills for the past eighteen years. She has volunteered for Millburn school PTOs and is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of St. Rose of Lima Church, where she served as a past Board Secretary and Board Vice President.

STATEMENT FROM THE Interim Executive Director

"As one of the oldest and most respected elder service agengies in New Jersey, SAGE Eldercare helps thousands of frail, older adults and their caregivers each year. We are proud to offer a wide range of programs and services that support seniors in the challenges they face during the later stages of life. SAGE is meeting the most critical needs of teh aging community today while looking ahead to meet the changing needs of tomorrow."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kitty Hartman

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?