Do you want to stay at home as you get older?
The Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) is a client-directed, home-based intervention to increase mobility, function, and capacity to “age in place” or “age in community.”
Lewiston Housing & University of Southern Maine are working together to help homeowners stay in their homes as they get older.
The CAPABLE program coordinates the services of an occupational therapist, nurse & handyman to assist with a person’s self-identified key challenges and makes home repairs to assist with these goals.
How it Works:
- 🔘 Initial screening and interview by Lewiston Housing
- 🔘 The USM Nurse & OT come to the home to deliver services over a 4-month period. In most cases, the OT makes 6 visits, and the nurse makes 4 visits.
- 🔘 The handyman completes minor repairs and improves accessibility to the home based on an evaluation completed by the occupational therapist.
To participate you must:
- ✅ Be 62+ or disabled
- ✅ Own a home or live in a home that a family member owns
- ✅ Live in Androscoggin County
- ✅ Want to improve on the way you perform at least one daily living tasks such as bathing, housework, or taking medications
- ✅ Meet income guidelines
If you do not need nursing or OT visits you may still qualify!
For more information please call or email:
Chelsea Steele Resident Success Coach 📞 (207) 713-5363 📧 email@example.com