Johns Hopkins University's Hub has published an article, "School of Nursing's CAPABLE Program Receives Funding for National Expansion."
The article talks about a grant received by Johns Hopkins School of Nursing from the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation to support a large-scale national implementation of a program that helps low-income seniors age safely in their own homes. The CAPABLE - Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders - program brings together a nurse, an occupational therapist, and a handyman to modify the home environments of older adults in an effort to improve safety and independence.
"CAPABLE has been funded in the past by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Weinberg Foundation, and the Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation. It was most recently implemented by Habitat for Humanity in six new areas across the United States."
To read the article, click here.
To learn more about the CAPABLE program, click here.
To read JAMA Internal Medicine results of a randomized clinical trial of the program, click here.
To watch KHN Judith Graham's interview with Dr. Szanton, click here.