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 challenges with function – including activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, and getting in and out of a chair – threaten independence, strain family and care partners, and dramatically increase health care costs.

THE SOLUTION

CAPABLE is a low-cost, comprehensive, participant-drive model that improves function by addressing the home environment and using the strengths of the older adults themselves. It provides five months of in-home support by an occupational therapist, registered nurse and handy worker. The interdisciplinary team uses motivation interviewing, active listening, and coaching communication methods to enable the participate to achieve goals they develop and prioritize themselves.

OUTCOMES
  • Combining environmental and personal supports, older adults can cut their disability in half and decrease depressive symptoms.
  • CAPABLE improves health incomes while reducing health care costs. $3,000 in participant program costs has been shown to yield $22,000 in medical savings for dual eligible beneficiaries over two years.
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WHY CHOOSE A JOHNS HOPKINS SOLUTION?

For 130 years, Johns Hopkins Hospital has led the way in both biomedical discovery and health care, establishing the standard by which others follow and build upon. This is one of many faculty-developed programs, protocols and services provided by Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care.

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