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CAPABLE: Aging in Place

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A program that enables seniors to remain at home, remain functional, and remain safe.

SARAH L. SZANTON, PH.D., ANP, INTRODUCES
CAPABLE 

THE CHALLENGE

Most senior adults prefer to remain in their home as they age. However, their inability to take care of their basic needs like preparing their own meals or going to the bathroom or dressing themselves often means admission to a long-term care facility, which compromises the individual’s dignity and costs them, or taxpayers, thousands of dollars a month.

THE SOLUTION

Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) is a low-cost program that integrates a registered nurse an occupational therapist and a licensed handyman who work with individual seniors—particularly low-income urban men and women of color—to keep them at home, functional and safe.

OUTCOMES
  • Combining environmental and personal supports, older adults can cut their disability in half and decrease depressive symptoms by as much as an antidepressant would.
  • Results from a demonstration project during 2012-15 showed a 3x Return on Investment, a 2x Improvement in Functionality and symptoms of depression and the ability to shop and manage medications also improved.
WHY CHOOSE A JOHNS HOPKINS SOLUTION?

For more than 125 years, Johns Hopkins has led the way in both biomedical discovery and patient and population care. Faculty research often leads to innovative protocols, programs and services, establishing the standard by which others follow and build upon. Our goal: bring our knowledge and discovery to the world to improve the health outcomes of individuals and populations, improve the patient and provider experience, and reduce the cost of care.

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