The St. Luke Health Services CAPABLE Program was recently featured in the December on-line edition of the AARP magazine

The article highlights one participant's journey through the program and illustrates how she benefitted.

CAPABLE logo color2CAPABLE - Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders is an innovative, client-directed, home-based intervention to increase mobility, function, and capacity. A unique evidence-based program developed by the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, CAPABLE helps older adults maximize their strengths and resources to safely live home.

Our St. Luke CAPABLE Team includes a registered Nurse and Occupational Therapist who work in a time-limited manner with participants to identify and address goals that promote health and improve safety and independence. 

A unique feature of this program is the "handyworker" component. The Occupational Therapist identifies physical barriers or safety concerns in the home environment and determines the scope of any minor home repair, modifications and assistive devices (ex. shower bars, hand rails, better lighting, etc.) – as part of a plan that will improve independence and self-sufficiency. The Handyman/woman will complete those minor repairs the participant and the Occupational Therapist have identified. 

Participation in the St. Luke CAPABLE program is voluntary and the program is free of charge.  This program is made possible in part through funding from The Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

For more information please call 315-342-3166, extension 1241.