Empowering Seniors to Thrive at Home in Northern Colorado

CAPABLE, which stands for Community Aging in Place – Advancing Better Living for Elders, was developed by the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Its goal is to allow older adults to remain in their homes longer, achieve better health outcomes, and decrease medical costs.
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Program Details

Our CAPABLE program includes ten home visits tailored to your needs: six with an occupational therapist and four with a registered nurse. Each session is designed to ensure your home environment is as safe and supportive as possible, laying the foundation for your continued independence.

If you have questions or would like to inquire about participating in the program, please contact CAPABLE@vnacolorado.org or call 303-698-6302

Why Choose The Colorado Visiting Nurse Association?

As the first community-based home health organization to adopt the CAPABLE approach, we’re leaders in fostering elder independence in Northern Colorado. Our success stories speak volumes, with countless clients experiencing significant improvements in their daily lives.

All of the things you have done seem so small, but when you put them together, they are transformative! CAPABLE Program Graduate

Clients set their goals, then we help them achieve them.

Clients identify self-care goals they’d like to address like:

  • Walking to the mailbox
  • Using stairs/step easier
  • Showering with less fear of falling
  • Housework with less shortness of breath
  • Meal preparation with less pain
  • Taking medicine as prescribed
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We then empower them to continue living safely and independently.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Live in the Front Range area from Colorado Springs to Fort Collins
  • Have difficulty performing at least one activity of daily living (for example, dressing, bathing, toileting) or difficulty with two or more instrumental activities of daily living (for example, housework, meal preparation, taking medicine as prescribed)
  • Have ability to problem-solve
We are here to help!

Please feel free to ask questions.

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