CAPABLE Program Summary

CAPABLE (Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders) is a five-month structured program delivered at home to community dwelling older adults to decrease fall risk, improve safe mobility, and improve ability to safely accomplish daily functional tasks.  CAPABLE is delivered by an occupational therapist, who makes six visits to each participant; a nurse, who makes four visits; and a handyman, who contributes up to a full day’s work—providing home repairs, installing assistive devices, and making home modifications. Participants work with the therapist and nurse to identify three achievable goals per discipline, examine the barriers to achieving those goals, and make action plans, supported by changes to the home and medication environment, to achieve those goals. Read the program summary below for more information.