SUMMIT, NJ - Interacting with clients from SAGE Eldercare’s Spend-A-Day Adult Day Health Center, a group of student nurses from Seton Hall University spent the morning doing physical assessments including checking vital signs and weight.
This is the fourth year of a community project partnership between Summit-based SAGE and the University.
“This program is so important because medical day care is still relatively new,” said Marilyn Campbell, SAGE’s Director of Nursing. “The goal of our program is to assist families and clients so they may remain living at home. The students are learning the unique role nurses play in this type of setting.”
The students will return in the fall to present a program on nutrition to SAGE clients. In the past they have presented topics covering exercise, diabetes and fall prevention.
SAGE Eldercare has, since 1954, been focused on "helping to make the communities it serves amazing places to age." The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible, from helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, care planning, and home health care.
SAGE Eldercare is located at 290 Broad Street.