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Keeping Seniors in their Homes Longer through an Innovative Program

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.

We were the first community-based home health organization to implement CAPABLE. Our program is demonstrating the benefits of keeping adults independent, longer. A safe home environment is the first step to achieving this mission, but it’s often overlooked. We work with clients to make everyday tasks safer.

The CAPABLE program provides ten visits to the client in their home: six with an occupational therapist and four with a registered nurse.

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

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.

To qualify for CAPABLE, you must:

  • 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

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

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