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