Aging in Place Resource Tips
Whether you need information or financial assistance, there may be resources available in your community for Aging in Place.
To help you find local and internet resources Sage in Home has directories of:
- Events - local and webinars
- Programs - local, regional and national programs, some offering financial assistance
- Networks - local groups of public, not-for-profit, professionals and businesses that can help you with a wide range of Aging in Place need
For a more complete explanation of Aging in Place Events, Programs and Networks, refer to the Sage Guide – Resources.
Below on the right hand side of this webpage you will find links to all Resources and Services Directories and guides.
Sage Tip: Local Events
The easiest way to find local events is to SEARCH by location. The master calendar has events from around the world, including virtual events.
- Ask some of your local professionals for events that they attend or believe are worthwhile.
Sage Tip: Virtual Events
The easiest way to find virtual events is to SEARCH by type. The master calendar has virtual events from around the world as well as local events.
Sage Tip: Public Events
The easiest way to find public events is to SEARCH by location and select Public.
Note: Many public events are free of charge, but not all. And, some require registration.
Select the ‘Public’ category under ‘Attendees’ in the Advanced search and enter your Zip Code in the ‘Near…’ search box.
Sage Tip: Events for Professionals
The easiest way to find events for professionals is to use the SEARCH page. We have professional events from around the world as well as local events.
Sage in Home plans to list many events for professionals, including meetings for Aging in Place Networks and training opportunities.
Sage Tip: Events for Businesses
The easiest way to find events for businesses is to use the SEARCH page. If you don't belong to a local Aging in Place Network, consider attending a public event and introduce yourself to resource managers and businesses in your community. Perhaps you can help start a local network.
Sage in Home plans to list many events for businesses, including meetings for Aging in Place Networks and training opportunities.
Sage Tip: Free Programs
Sage in Home lists programs that assist families and seniors make a home safer for independent living. Some are free.
Many of the programs listed on Sage in Home are free to consumers. This information may be provided in the program description. An example would be a local builders association that offers free referrals to qualified local Aging in Professionals.
Often whether a program is free of subsidized is complicated. We suggest that you directly contact the program administrator to inquire about eligibility and information required to determine eligibility.
Sage Tip: Subsidized Programs
Sage in Home lists programs that assist families and seniors make a home safer for independent living. Some are subsidized. To confirm and discuss eligibility, contact the program administrator directly.
When a program is subsidized, it will often have clear eligibility criteria. We suggest that you directly contact the program administrator to inquire about eligibility and information required to determine eligibility.
Sage Tip: Programs with "home" focus
Sage in Home focuses on programs, or components of programs, that provide assistance in selecting or purchasing products, installation, renovation and preparations for the home after hospital discharge.
Aging in Place is a broad concept that can involve a wide range of activities from community planning to caregiving to home safety upgrades and renovations.
Sage in Home is focused on the “home” itself. Our mission is to help families and seniors themselves create a safer home to support independent living. One of our goals is to build the largest directory of Aging in Place programs for the ‘home”.
However, we do have some programs that do not have a “home” focus listed in our directory. We likely became aware of those programs because the manager or sponsor is a member of a local Aging in Place Network.
Sage Tip: Local Matters
Sage in Home primarily lists local Aging in Place programs. We also list programs that cover states or provinces, such as tax credits for an Aging in Place home renovation.
Local information is usually very important when finding a program that might assist in an Aging in Place renovation or obtaining services such as installation of safety aids (e.g. grab bars) or equipment rental programs.
Fortunately, there are a growing number of tax subsidies or credits for completing an Aging in Place renovation that are typically offered by state or province.
Government support for Aging in Place renovations isn’t surprising because people tend to be happier and health costs are typically lower when we remain in our homes as long as possible.
Sage Tip: Listing a Program
Sage in Home wants to list Aging in Place programs, particularly those that can help families and seniors create a safe home environment to support independent living.
Our goal is to build the largest directory of Aging in Place programs, focused on the “home”. So, we welcome program listings.
Please provide some program details including the sponsor contact (if known) or the name of a Qualified Aging in Place Professional or Business (in our directory) that will be familiar with the program. We verify all programs added to the Aging in Place Program directory.
Sage Tip: Sharing
If you find helpful information on Sage in Home, share it with your neighbors and friends. If you find Aging in Place information that can be shared but isn’t on Sage in Home, please share with us.
In building the Sage in Home website, we have researched information from wonderful organizations like MedlinePlus, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP).
These organizations freely share information. In appreciation, we have made an honest effort to attribute information to its source.
One hope we have for Sage in Home is that Aging in Place program managers and sponsors begin to share information so that their limited time and financial resources will have maximum impact. A simple example would be sharing a template for a home safety check.
Networks, discussed below, are a form of sharing within a community.
Sage Tip: Network Events
If you have the good fortune to have an Aging in Place Network in your community, you should search for public events sponsored by the Network.
Aging in Place Networks are groups that may include retailers, professionals, businesses, public institutions and non-profits that have organized with the purpose of working together to offer and refer Aging in Place services.
Sage Tip: Member Qualifications
Aging in Place Network members have been screened by their sponsor. Some are subject to a code of ethics to only refer business in good faith.
Businesses and individual members of Aging in Place Networks are listed in the Aging in Place Business directory on Sage in Home. (The professional directory is based on individual training credentials).
A qualified network is sponsored or administered by:
- A recognized organization that conducts background checks as a condition of membership, such as the National Aging in Place Council
- A public or non-for profit offering an Aging in Place Program listed on Sage in Home.