Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (or CAPABLE) is a home-based program that improves in-home safety and function so that people over the age of 65 having difficulty with activities of daily living can remain independent in their own homes longer.
The client receives an initial home visit by the CAPABLE team to identify areas within their home that can be modified to improve their health, safety and day-to-day life. The CAPABLE team consists of a registered nurse, an occupational therapist, and a handy-worker who will work with the client over a period of four to five months to set goals and direct action plans. Each follow-up visit will build on the one before, focused on increasing the client's quality of life, safety and independence at home by learning new skills, exercises and how to work with additional tools/equipment/home modifications and repairs. This program is available at no cost to the client.
*CAPABLE is an evidence-based program brought to you as a one-year pilot by VON in partnership with Nova Scotia's Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care and on behalf of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing