SAGE Eldercare strives to help older adults, their families, and caregivers by providing services that will help them age in the comfort of their own home. However, many area residents who are turning to SAGE for help, are doing so because they have a loved one with a dementia-related diagnosis. SAGE’s services which are most beneficial to those with some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease include the adult day program, home care, caregiver support groups, and care planning.
Designed by leading professionals, SAGE’s Spend-A-Day program offers a day of stimulating, structured activities, individualized to each participant’s needs. Often, adult day programs provide a significant cost advantage over other alternatives. In addition, more and more medical research is pointing to the benefits of structured social, physical, and cognitive activities for individuals with, or at risk for, memory issues.
SAGE HomeCare provides a broad range of flexible personal care service options, such as hourly, overnight, and live-in aides for both short-term assignments and ongoing needs, as well as a bath service. Our Registered Nurses and Certified Home Health Aides (CHHAs), licensed through the New Jersey Board of Nursing, see their mission as not only caring for their clients, but also bringing joy into their lives.
SAGE currently hosts free caregiver support groups that are open to the public. Led by a SAGE social worker specializing in eldercare, groups are offered for adult children who act as caregivers and spouses who are caregivers. Support groups provide an opportunity for family members and caregivers to discuss the challenges and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a form of dementia.
SAGE’s GPS (Guidance, Planning and Support) Services provide personalized care planning to maximize independence, safety, and well-being. Our program helps you make the best choices for your loved one by evaluating your specific situation. It is led by GPS Care Navigators, Registered Nurses who specialize in geriatric care.
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, call 908.598.5520 to learn more about these services.