Community Aging in Place Foundation Advancing Better Living for Elders


CAPABLE assists low-income seniors achieve improved independence, safety, and health. More than a decade of research shows that CAPABLE reduces the impact of functional impairment and disability, enhances motivation and self-efficacy, reduces health disparities, improves emotional health, and reduces hospitalizations and nursing home days.  

CAPABLE is a program that sends a trained nurse, occupational therapist and handyman into the home to help seniors live longer and safely in their homes. This process has achieved exceptional results according to John Hopkins school of nursing in a population of low-income older adults on Medicaid and Medicare who participated in CAPABLE. Studies show that 75% of participants improved their self-care over the course of 5 months. Moreover, their mental health including Symptoms of depression, as well as the ability to perform activities of daily living such as grocery shopping and managing medications also improved. 

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Program Objectives:

  • Increase independence, safety and health in homes
  • Reduce health disparity
  • Reduce healthcare costs
  • Reduce symptoms of depression
  • Enhance Motivation and self-efficacy

Program Goals:

We are committed to continuing CAPABLE’s commitment to improve independence for low-income seniors. 


To continue CAPABLE’s commitment to improve independence and safety for low-income seniors by increasing their access to the program. Thereby enhancing the over health and independence of seniors in the greater Philadelphia region.  

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