To promote collaboration and expanded knowledge among aging services providers, design professionals, regulators, residents, researchers, manufacturers, educators, students and others interested in providing innovative and appropriate environments for older adults.
Provide a nexus for collaboration among all disciplines involved in the development, operation, and regulation of settings for older adults.
Promote regulatory change and research that supports resident-centered care.
Evaluate senior living environments based on SAGE’s design principles and share results through conferences and publications.
Offer educational forums that feature current research and best practices for the design of living environments.
The SAGE leadership team is compiled of a diverse group of members from a variety of backgrounds all working towards the common goal of improving elderly living environments.
The “common ground” identified as the foundation for SAGE was the resident-centered philosophy behind the federal Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987, known as OBRA ’87 since it passed Congress as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. OBRA was a fundamental paradigm shift for the nursing home industry and the state regulatory units that evaluate nursing homes.