From Aging in Action: (click for full article)
Around 40 percent of community-dwelling older adults in the United States have some form of disability that interferes with their capacity to function within their surroundings. Disabilities, by their very definition, make aging in place difficult to achieve, and are disproportionately more likely to affect lower-income individuals. For this reason, researchers affiliated with Johns Hopkins and other universities developed a six-month program known as Community Aging in Place: Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE). This program targets both environmental and individual factors to help low-income older adults with disabilities remain in their homes. A recent article in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society describes a study to test the program’s effectiveness.