CAPABLE Program Expands Eligibility Area

In partnership with Allina Health – Home Health and Habitat for Humanity, the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging is now accepting referrals for a new, grant-funded CAPABLE program.

CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders) was developed by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. The program helps seniors by teaming a nurse, an occupational therapist, and a handy worker to address the home environment and assist the older adult in setting goals to improve safety and independence. As part of this, the program also provides minor home modifications. Our goal is to support seniors in our community to safely age in place at home.

Changes to the physical space motivate participants, addressing both the person and the environment they live in, allowing them to thrive.

Participant criteria:

  • aged 65 years and older
  • own their own home and live in Brown, Nicollet, Watonwan, eastern Redwood, or southern Sibley counties
  • do not have the means to afford home modifications
  • cognitively intact or have only mild cognitive impairment to be able to participate in the brainstorming and action planning process
  • some or a lot of difficulty in performing Activities of Daily Living, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, or walking across a small room

This program is separate from any insurance-covered Home Health episode (homebound status and skilled clinical need not required). This project is funded by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Live Well at Home Grant.

To enroll, contact:

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