CAPABLE program

New grant-funded CAPABLE program is now accepting referrals!

Allina Health – Home Health team, in partnership with the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging and Habitat for Humanity, 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 both the home environment and assist the older adult to set goals around improving 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.

Improves Engagement and Self-Confidence

Changes to the physical environment 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 in Minnesota
  • 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 (ADLs), 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.

For More Information or to Enroll:

Contact Lindsay Lankford at lindsay.lankford@allina.com or
Kelly McDonough at kmcdonough@mnraaa.org or 507-387-1256 extension 110.

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